Recreational

There are 76 programs in the Recreational Category.

Animal Protection League (City of Stockton Animal Services)
Eligibility: The Animal Protection League supports the Stockton Animal Shelter and the community it serves. We provide offsite pet adoptions, supplies, spay neuter programs, community education on animal care and...
Fees: Vary

Animal Protection League provides offsite pet adoptions, supplies, spay neuter programs, community education on animal care and food for pets in need.

Asian Pacific Self-Development and Residential Association (APSARA)
Eligibility: Youth under the age of 19 years.
Fees: None

Asian Pacific Self-Development and Residential Association (APSARA) is an educational, problem solving organization that provides leadership for Park Village residents by collaborating with the larger community to provide a safe, positive environment that promotes economic development and small business.APSARA works with other agencies to provide youth programs at Park Village Apartments and at neighboring communities. The programs include: after school tutoring, volunteer opportunity for high ...

Bob Hope Theatre
Eligibility: None
Fees: Vary

Bob Hope Theatre features: 2,042 completely refurbished red velvet seats State-of-the-art sound Lights and rigging systems Expanded restroom facilities and concessions Available for private parties and corporate events Theatre tours are provided by Friends of the Fox For more information please contact (209) 373-1400 Bob Hope Theatre Special Features: The theatre is listed on the National Register of Historical Places A marble mosaic floor encompasses a 1,200 square foot space in the center of...

Boots and Saddles (Heroes to Horsemen)
Eligibility: Having served or currently serving in the armed forces.
Fees: None

Recreational horseback riding in a relaxed atmosphere for Veterans. Instructions include grooming, leading, tacking and horseback riding. Grooming sessions can be done on individual basis for someone not wanting to ride but would like to bond and connect with these beautiful animals that have been entrusted to us.

Boy Scouts of America-Greater Yosemite Council (Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Venture Crews, Explorer Posts)
Eligibility: Male youth ages 7 to 20 years old, female youth ages 14 to 20 years old.
Fees: Annual registration $24.

Boy Scouts of America activities include camping, hiking, citizens training and leadership development. The Boy Scouts also has a program which encourages young people to read using rankings and achievement. Exploring (career interest) and Venturing (general interest and/or high adventure) are co-ed programs for those 14 to 21 years old. For information about local packs, troops and posts, please call the Stockton Service Center. Volunteers must be over 21 years old.

Boys & Girls Club of Manteca/Lathrop
Eligibility: Youth between the ages of 6 and 18 years old.
Fees: Individuals $60, scholarships are available.

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manteca and Lathrop is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Manteca and Lathrop has tested and proven nationally recognized programs that address today’s most pressing youth issues, teaching young people the skills they need to succeed in life.Programs are available in the areas of education, the environment, health, t...

Boys & Girls Clubs of Tracy
Eligibility: Youth between the ages of 6 and 18 years old.
Fees: Annual fee $35, scholarships are available.

Boys & Girls Club of Tracy provides social, recreational, physical fitness, sports leagues and educational activities including game room activities, handcrafts, fine arts projects, computer skills, recording studio, reading and math support and homework assistance. Employment and life skills training for high school age students through our Torch Club and Keystone Clubs in addition to our volunteer mentoring and tutoring program. Counseling for youth employment and self-help groups are off...

California Central Valley Archery Academy
Eligibility: None
Fees: Call or email for fees for classes and camps.

California Central Valley Archery Academy (CCVAA) started as a group of friends and family who came together to bring the noble sport of Olympic Recurve archery to the San Joaquin Central Valley. It has come a long way from shooting in a backyard, to the grand facilities of the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. CCVAA now has a flourishing Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) program that continues to develop the sport of archery. CCVAA's mission is to build and nurture a community of archers...

California Grapettes Girls Softball, Inc.
Eligibility: Girls ages 10 to 18 years old.
Fees: Vary

California Grapettes Girls Softball, Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation whose purpose is to sponsor competitive girls' fast pitch softball teams. These teams are divided into the following age groups: 18 years and under, 16 years and under, 14 years and under, and 12 years and under. The teams are very competitive, however, winning is not everything. The hope is that the girls in their program will learn other values such as good sportsmanship and teamwork from their softball experi...

California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (Life Jacket Loan Program)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

The California Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) has partnered with public and private entities to make life jackets available to the public on a loan basis. DBW has provided life jackets to these stations so that an individual or family can check out a life jacket for a day or a weekend by simply completing a loan form. Some stations have life jacket use requirements, so please contact participating locations for specifics. For information on life jackets laws or what type of life ...

Central Valley Youth Symphony
Eligibility: Youth ages 8 through 22 years of age.
Fees: Vary

Serving San Joaquin County since 1965, the Central Valley Youth Symphony provides young people ages 8-22 with the opportunity to play great symphonic music while making new friends! Weekly rehearsals at the University of the Pacific in Stockton prepare our student musicians for 3-4 concerts each season in Stockton, Tracy and Lodi. CVYS features two orchestras, and students in both groups receive expert coaching from Music Director and Preparatory Orchestra Conductor Shane Kalbach, with assistan...

Children's Museum of Stockton
Eligibility: None
Fees: $6.00 admission for adults and children. Children under 1 year old receive free admission. Fees subject to change.

Children’s Museum of Stockton provides exhibits representing activities from a variety of occupations. Children may explore hands-on exhibits and are encouraged to make connections between the exhibits and themselves. There is a special room available for birthday parties as well.

Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton
Eligibility: All ages welcome.
Fees: Membership dues: $15 for individuals, $25 for a family or organization, $10 for students.

Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton is devoted to enlightening the community about the Chinese culture and its impact on the region. They hold monthly meetings and sponsor an annual Chinese New Year festival at the Stockton Civic Auditorium. Fundraisers are held to provide scholarships that are distributed every year. If you wish to receive their monthly newsletter, please call to be placed on the mailing list. For a membership application, please visit the website.

City of Lathrop Parks and Recreation Department (Community Center)
Eligibility: Dependent upon program. Please visit website or call.
Fees: Vary

City of Lathrop Community Center offers the following services:School-age childcare, $2.50 per hour before and after schoolWeekly camp programs for year-round school children that are fee-basedYouth and adult enrichment classes that are fee-basedYouth and adult sports that are fee-basedSenior enrichment classes at center location that are fee-basedSenior nutrition lunch programFood commodities programFree breakfast and lunch program for those under 18 years of age. Breakfast is served from 7:00...

City of Lathrop Parks and Recreation Department (Lathrop Community Center/Kid Club)
Eligibility: Students in K-7 grades.
Fees: Please see below.

Kid Club provides before and after school programs for children in grades K-8th. Summer Camps are conducted during June, July and the first two weeks of August. The cost is $100 per week. Free snacks are provided during the school year. During the summer months, free breakfast and lunch is given.Kid Club sites: Main site: 15557 East 5th Street, Lathrop (209) 941-7375Program hours: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m (Kid Club), 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Children Enrichment Program) Joseph Widmer Elementary S...

City of Lodi Parks and Recreation Department (Childcare programs)
Eligibility: None
Fees: Vary by program.

City of Lodi Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of sports, recreation and activities. Each department publishes a calendar of events and offers a summer program.Teen activities include flag football, basketball, late night basketball, summer swim league, Lodi Babe Ruth baseball/softball, youth tackle football and cheer, youth competitive soccer and American Legion baseball. They utilize youth volunteer time, hire teens as game officials and hire teenagers for other recreation...

City of Manteca Parks and Recreation Department
Eligibility: Vary
Fees: Vary

City of Manteca Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of sports, recreation activities, and before and after school programs. For teens, there is a Youth Advisory Commission, Teen Summit, dances, volunteer opportunities, enrichment activities and other teen projects. Each department publishes a calendar of events and offers a summer program. Information on events and programs is available upon request or by accessing the website. Sport schedules and results are also available...

City of Stockton Community Services Department
Eligibility: Youth, teens and seniors living in Stockton.
Fees: Vary

City of Stockton Community Services Department provides the following:Recreation/activitiesCommunity CentersConcerts in the ParkDay CampsInstruction ClassesSportsActivities for TeensVolunteering Opportunities

City of Stockton Community Services Department (Arnold Rue Community Center)
Eligibility: Ages 3 to 60 years old.
Fees: Vary

Arnold Rue Community Center provides youth and adults with an array of organized activities like indoor soccer, arts and crafts, basketball, dances, after school program and senior program. Many more classes available for all ages. Please call for more information. Facilities are available for rental.The Center provides hot lunches daily at 11:00 a.m. to seniors. Reservations must be made 24-hours in advance. Programs for seniors include needle craft, painting, tap dancing, pinochle and bri...

City of Stockton Community Services Department (Oak Park Senior Center)
Eligibility: Membership is open to those who are 50 years of age or over.
Fees: Annual membership $22.

Oak Park Senior Center is equipped with an exercise room, a pool room with four tables, oil painting workshops, as well as arts and crafts. Other activities include line and ballroom dancing, pinochle, board games, bridge, band and orchestra and performing arts. Health information is available as well as affordable group travel to exciting destinations.Tea Dance: Thursday 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.MahJong: Monday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.Salsa Aerobics: Thursday 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m....

City of Stockton Community Services Department (Pixie Woods )
Eligibility: None
Fees: Children under 2 years: FREE; Admission ages 2 and over: $4.00; Admission + (unlimited rides): $12.00: Admission + (3 rides): $9.00; Admission + (2 rides): $8.00; Admission + (1 ride): $6.0...

Pixie Woods is a fairyland for kids of all ages to enjoy. Ride the Pixie Express Train down the tracks past Frontier Town. Take an excursion down the lagoon on the Pixie Queen paddle-wheel boat, or, take an exciting ride on a vintage carousel. Pixie Woods is open seasonally and when the weather permits. It is always closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

City of Stockton Community Services Department (Stribley Community Center)
Eligibility: None
Fees: Vary

Stribley Community Center provides youth with an array of organized activities like indoor soccer, art contests, teen concerts, arts and crafts, basketball, dances and many others. There is also a Teen Advisory Board, a weight room and the After School Express Program.Senior program available for adults ages 50 and over. Programs offered include painting, crafts, bingo and cards. Seniors are provided with hot lunches daily from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for those 60 and older. Cost for lunch i...

City of Stockton Community Services Department (Van Buskirk Community Center)
Eligibility: None
Fees: Membership fees: 17 years & under free, 18 years - 49 years $10, 50+ years $25 for fiscal year (July-June).

Van Buskirk Community Center offers recreational and daily programs for all ages. Youth sports and the After School Express program are offered. The facility is equipped with a game room, fitness room and a gymnasium. The gymnasium and multi-purpose room are available for rental.

City of Stockton Community Services Department (Youth Sports and Recreation Program)
Eligibility: Open to all youth.
Fees: Fees are charged for some events.

Youth Sports and Recreation Program offers a wide variety of youth sports leagues for boys, girls and adults. There are three community centers that offer programs for seniors, children and adults. Please visit website for more information.

City of Tracy Parks & Recreation Department
Eligibility: None
Fees: Vary

City of Tracy Parks & Recreation Department offers a full-range of recreation programs and community services for all ages. Programs and classes are in the areas of fitness and wellness, personal development and enrichment and social services. Transit services are also provided. Facility rentals are available. Financial assistance is available to qualified applicants.

City of Tracy Recreation Division (Lolly Hansen Senior Center)
Eligibility: Those ages 50 years and over, residing in the Tracy and surrounding area.
Fees: Membership is free. Some classes and special events are fee based.

Lolly Hansen Senior Center provides educational, social, nutritional, recreational and wellness activities for senior citizens residing in the Tracy and surrounding area.

Community Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Eligibility: Resident of San Joaquin County with visual impairment of at least 20/70 with the best possible correction in the better eye and/or a visual field of 30 degrees or less.
Fees: None

Community Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides case management, personal adjustment support, orientation and mobility, independent living skills training, Braille and accessible computer classes. Social and recreational programs are also offered.The Center’s mission is to assist the blind and visually impaired in the greater San Joaquin County Area. Services are designed to promote cognizance of potential and self-worth, maximize independent functioning and enhance integration i...

Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin (Villa Monterey Family Resource Center)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

The Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin operates a Family Resource Center with administration offices in one of the highest-need communities in Stockton-the Kentfield neighborhood. They use Service Integration as a planning process to create individualized plans to meet the needs of children and their families by utilizing their strengths. The comprehensive and well-coordinated case plans improve the delivery of services because they eliminate duplication and gaps in services an...

Delta Sculling Center
Eligibility: Delta Sculling Center provides access to fitness, health, leisure and recreation for people of all abilities through the inclusive sport of sculling.
Fees: Vary.

The mission of Delta Sculling Center is to support everyone, no matter what motivation brings them to the center; to become more fit, regain/improve health, find a new sport, enjoy the Delta, train for competition, improve their sculling technique, or find an adaptive sport. The following programs are offered at Delta Sculling Center (DSC):The DSC OarBusters program is one of just eleven adaptive rowing programs on the west coast and is sanctioned and supported by US Rowing. It serves people ...

Delta Valley Volleyball Club
Eligibility: Girls ages 9 to 18 years.
Fees: $20 per session for clinics, approximately $2,900 per year, plus travel, lodging and food costs for team competitive play.

Delta Valley Volleyball Club teams are age and ability-specific. They compete in the Northern California Volleyball Association from January to June. Training sessions begin in July. The two purposes are to develop skills in volleyball among girls with ability and interest so that they can be recruited into high school and college level teams, and to compete regionally and nationally through club teams. Clinics teach youth how to play volleyball and are offered from July to November. Practi...

Downtown Stockton Alliance (A non-profit business improvement district)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Downtown Stockton Alliance's (DSA) mission is to promote business, housing, arts and entertainment to help create a vibrant, sustainable, urban community in Downtown Stockton. The DSA focuses in five critical areas as determined by the Downtown Management District Plan: Maintenance, Safety, Public Policies, Economic Development, and Marketing.

Family Resource and Referral Center (Podesto Teen Impact Center)
Eligibility: Youth ages 13 to 19 years old.
Fees: None

Podesto Teen Impact Center promotes participation in recreational experiences, health, and wellness through a variety of activities. The Center builds physically and emotionally healthy teens through diverse diverse recreational activities. The Center offers 4-lane bowling alley, a half-court basketball area, stage, meeting rooms, a computer room, a snack bar, climbing wall and more. The Center is available for rental for birthday parties, graduation events and other occasions. The Center is st...

Family Resource Network (FRN) (Sibshops)
Eligibility: Typically developing siblings of special needs children.
Fees: None for families residing in Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties.

Sibshops are informal meetings of siblings ages 7 to 13 years. Sibshops consist of recreational activities and learning opportunities. They provide siblings with an opportunity to meet other siblings of special needs children, exchange information, thoughts, ideas and have fun. The meetings are held in FRN's service areas.

Haggin Museum
Eligibility: None
Fees: Please see below.

Haggin Museum offers art exhibitions, gift shop, agriculture displays, Indian display, Victorian rooms and 19th century American and European paintings. Tours are available upon request.Museum hours: Wednesday through Friday 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. First and third Thursday of every month 1:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Museum store: Wednesday through Friday 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.In 2017, the Haggin is going through a...

Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary
Eligibility: None
Fees: A nominal donation of $10 from each adult visitor for a tour is requested.

The mission of Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary is to provide life-long care for rescued animals, and to educate the public about humane animal care and practices. They rehabilitate, both physically and psychologically, mistreated animals and, if possible, will find appropriate homes for them. In an effort to prevent further cruelty to these animals, they educate the public on caring for companion animals as well as on issues concerning farmed animals.To bolster compassion and kindness for animals,...

Haute Couture Societe
Eligibility: Paid membership fee, support annual fashion show and fundraising projects for scholarships.
Fees: Annual membership $45, student membership $10.

Haute Couture Societe provides workshops to their members, at a nominal cost, on various sewing, design and craft techniques. Bus trips to visit museums, designers and special events are offered. This organization also creates hospital gowns for Hospice of San Joaquin and makes chemo turbans for the American Cancer Society. This group meets at Danner Hall, San Joaquin Delta College located at Pacific Avenue, Stockton.Award scholarships are offered to students pursuing careers in apparel desig...

KXVS The Voice of Stockton 92.1 FM
Eligibility: KXVS is a radio station like no other in our area. When a community has a voice, it has the power to shape its own destiny. That is why KXVS - The Voice of Stockton is bringing community radio back t...
Fees: Varies, based on service(s) provided, on a sliding scale

KXVS offers the following services for individuals, groups, businesses, institutions, municipalities, and nonprofit organizations that are in and around Stockton, California: Announcements, Marketing, Promotion, Interviews, Stories/Articles, Features, Specials and Regularly Scheduled Program(s), Short & Long Format Production, Audio/Video Production, Videography, Photography, Graphics, and more.

Little League Baseball, Inc. (CA District 8 Little League)
Eligibility: Ages 4 to 16 years with original birth certificate and proof of residence.
Fees: Each league decides their own fee structure.

Little League Baseball, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote, develop, supervise and voluntarily assist in all lawful ways, the interest of those who will participate in Little League Baseball.Through proper guidance and exemplary leadership, the Little League program assists youth in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well-being. By espousing the virtues of character, courage and loyalty, the Little League Baseball program is des...

Little Manila Foundation
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

The Little Manila Foundation advocates for the historic preservation of the Little Manila Historic Site in Stockton, California and provides education and leadership to revitalize our Filipina/o American community. They offer the following:Little Manila After School Program: serves local high school students and is an Ethnic Studies program focused on Philippine and Filipino American history, culture, politics, arts, community responsibility, and collegiate access. Now in its seventh year, th...

Lodi Boys & Girls Club
Eligibility: Youth between the ages of 6 and 18 years old.
Fees: Annually $35, Sunrise Program additional $10 per day.

Lodi Boys & Girls Club provides recreational facilities in a broad range of physical, social, recreational, educational and vocational programs designed to promote sound personality and social development. It also has self-improvement, self-creative and informal education programs for children of all ages.

LOEL Senior Center
Eligibility: Senior citizens residing in the Lodi area. 60 years or older for nutrition program, all other programs 50 years or older.
Fees: None. Small fee for tai chi, bus trips, painting supplies and bingo.

LOEL Senior Center addresses the nutritional and social needs of seniors. Congregate lunch served daily. The Center helps seniors remain healthy and independent through a variety of organized activities such as exercise, crafts, sewing, tai-chi, painting, dance, cards, bingo and monthly dinner dances.

Macaroni Kid Stockton
Eligibility: Available to all Stockton residents.
Fees: None

Macaroni Kid and its family of Publisher Moms are dedicated to delivering the scoop on all the family-friendly events and activities happening in their communities each week. Check out Macaroni Kid's list of communities and sign up to receive your free weekly newsletter.About Macaroni Stockton Edition: Zulema Gomez is the Macaroni Kid Stockton Publisher. She and her husband of almost 12 years are raising their 5 year old son and her 16 year old brother. They both work full time during the week ...

Manteca Senior Center
Eligibility: Seniors age 50 years or older.
Fees: There are no membership fees, however some events and activities may have a nominal fee.

Manteca Senior Center provides recreational and educational activities and social services to those age 50 years or older. Trips and tours are offered to all ages (must be at least 21 years old). The Center also provides hot lunches on-site as well as Meals on Wheels for ill and shut-in seniors.

Mexican Heritage Center
Eligibility: Open to all.
Fees: None

The mission of the Mexican Heritage Center and Gallery, Inc. is to educate and promote art and culture for current and future generations. Since the late 1990s, the Mexican Heritage Center and Gallery has been a pioneer in bringing Mexican visual and performing arts to the Stockton community. The Mexican Heritage Center and Gallery continues to enrich the community with art, culture, and educational programs. Dedicated artists, educators, and interested members of the community volunteer their t...

Micke Grove Zoo
Eligibility: None
Fees: $5 adults (ages 14 and up); $3 for children (ages 3-13) and free for children 2 years and under.

Micke Grove Zoo is a five-acre zoo with amphibians, mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates. Micke Grove Zoo is open every day of the year from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except for Christmas Day. The last zoo admission is at 4:30 p.m. The Zoo also offers birthday parties, education programs and family activities throughout the year. Please call for more detailed information.

Micke Grove Zoo
Eligibility: None
Fees: $5 adults (ages 14 and up); $3 for children (ages 3-13) and free for children 2 years and under.

Micke Grove Zoo is a five-acre zoo with amphibians, mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates. Micke Grove Zoo is open every day of the year from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except for Christmas Day. The last zoo admission is at 4:30 p.m. The Zoo also offers birthday parties, education programs and family activities throughout the year. Please call for more detailed information.

Music Teachers Association of California - Stockton Branch
Eligibility: Please see below.
Fees: Vary

Music Teachers Association of California-Stockton Branch gives referrals to people seeking accredited vocal and instrumental teachers of music. Student recitals are scheduled throughout the year. To become a member, a Bachelor's of Music Degree or the equivalent is required. Please call or visit website for more information.

Native American Indian Education Center
Eligibility: Anyone of Native American Indian heritage.
Fees: None

Native American Indian Education Center located at Edison High School, trains teachers in the cultural difficulties they encounter with Native American customs. Field trips and educational activities are provided and there is a multicultural specialist on staff. Lectures are given on Native American affairs. The Center is open Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., for arts and crafts, music and films to everyone interested in Native American heritage. There is also a resource Libra...

Oak Park Ice Arena
Eligibility: None
Fees: 12 & under: $10 per person (includes skates), 13+: $11 per person (includes skates), Seniors (55+): $5.50 per person (with or without skates), Tuesday everyone skates for $5.

Oak Park Ice Arena also offers: Stockton Skating School classes Birthday Party Rooms Friday 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. OR 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday: 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. OR 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Ice Rental for private functionsFull Service Pro Shop For more information contact the staff at Oak Park Ice Arena at (209) 937-7433. For public session times and a calendar of events, please call or visit their website....

One-Eighty Youth Program (Teen Center)
Eligibility: 7th through 12th graders living in Lodi.
Fees: None

The One-Eighty Teen Center is the ultimate hang-out for teens with pool tables, cafe, multiple seating for many groups of teens, computer & espresso bar, video games, and more.After school. The One-Eigthy offers tutoring, mentoring and many activities focusing on the youth. These activities range from ping-pong to pool, a skate park to art-making, One-Eighty hosts many activities each day from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.Stay up-to-date with all One-Eighty classes (they rotate throughout the sem...

Ripon Community Center
Eligibility: Individuals interested in surplus food program must be low income. Proof of income and residency is required.
Fees: None. A fee is required for the rental of the Center.

Ripon Community Center serves as a distribution center for the surplus food program for low income individuals. For specific distribution days and times, please contact Ray Garcia at (209) 450-7082. The Center may also be rented for community events or private gatherings. Please call for more details.

San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services (Boggs Tract Community Center)
Eligibility: To qualify for emergency food, must be low-income and bring in documentation for each family member. Please call for more information.
Fees: None

Boggs Tract Community Center serves qualifying individuals living in the 95201, 95202, 95203, 95204, 95207, 95209, 95211, 95219 and 95234 zip codes.Boggs Tract serves as a distribution site for the Government Commodity Program. Food is distributed on the third Thursday of the month to 95201, 95202 and 95203 residents starting at 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For individuals living in North Stockton, please contact St. Andrew’s at (209) 957-8750.Boggs Tract also provides emergency food to qualifying ...

San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services (Kennedy Community Center)
Eligibility: Must live in 95206 Kennedy Center boundary (East of El Dorado Ave). To qualify for emergency food, clients must bring in documentation. Please call to learn what documentation or identification is nee...
Fees: None

Kennedy Community Center offers emergency food to low-income individuals and families living in San Joaquin County. Emergency food distribution is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays (except 3rd Thursday of month) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Donated Food Distribution is Mondays and Fridays (except the Monday before Commodities on 3rd Thursday of the month). Food is given at 10:30 a.m. (when food is available).Kennedy Community Center also serves as a distribution site for the government commodit...

San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services (Lodi Community Service Center)
Eligibility: Please see below.
Fees: None

Lodi Community Service Center provides families with emergency food on Tuesday and Friday 11:00 a.m.; serving 30 families. To qualify, must be a low-income resident living in San Joaquin County (Lodi, Galt, Thornton, Clements, Victor and Woodbridge). For emergency food, clients must bring documentation. Please call to learn what documentation and identification is needed for each family member. They also provide the following programs:After school program for children: Monday through Friday 3:30...

San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services (Northeast Community Center)
Eligibility: Multiple County Resources Available
Fees: None

Northeast Community Center participates in the government commodity program for individuals meeting income and residence requirements. Food is distributed on the third Thursday of the month to qualifying individuals living in the 95205 zip code. Distribution starts at 8:30 a.m.The Center’s Emergency Food Bank distributes food to individuals living in the 95210 and 95205 zip codes Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. First-come, first-served basis for the first 30 people.The Northea...

San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services (Taft Community Center)
Eligibility: Low-income Stockton residents living in the 95206, 95231 and 95330 zip codes. Residents must provide picture identification and proof of residency (utility bill or a current bill).
Fees: None

Taft Community Center offers a wide range of services. Please see below:Food and Nutrition ServicesUSDA Commodity Food - every 3rd Thursday of each month for 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.Donated Foods - Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with exceptions. Donated Food is not distributed the week of commoditiesEmergency Food Assistance - Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.; once every 90 days. Emergency Food is not distributed week of commoditiesFarmer's Market ...

San Joaquin County Department of Parks and Recreation (Oak Grove Regional Park)
Eligibility: None
Fees: Parking (per vehicle) & Pets: $5 per vehicle (weekdays), $6 (weekends and holidays), $10 (special holiday weekends - Easter, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day). Vehicles over...

Oak Grove Regional Park is located near Stockton’s Spanos Park West. This 180-acre park is situated in a beautiful oak-forest setting and features several amenities:Oak Grove Lake, a ten-acre lake stocked with seasonal catfish and trout, paddleboats and aqua cycles available for rentOaks Nature Center, offering educational programs and exhibits detailing the many flora and fauna native to San Joaquin County. We offer school and group tours of our facility. To request a tour, please call Emma H...

San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum
Eligibility: None
Fees: Please see below.

The San Joaquin County Historical Museum reveals the rich heritage of the region, from the Miwok and Yokuts Indians through Charles Weber (founder of Stockton and first farmer in the area) and the development of modern agriculture. The Museum has eight exhibit buildings and four historic buildings, including the 1848 Weber house and the 1866 Calaveras School. Exhibits include room dioramas of Weber family furnishings, a children’s activity area, and large displays of hand tools and historic agri...

San Joaquin Delta College (Kids College)
Eligibility: Anyone between the ages of 3 to 17 years.
Fees: Range from $18 to $160.

Kids College, part of the Community Education Department at San Joaquin Delta College, provides educational opportunities that are designed to meet the needs of youth in our community. This unique program offers children and teens (ages 3 to 17 years) the opportunity to participate in academic and enrichment workshops on a college campus. Kids College provides a new schedule of workshops each fall, spring, and summer term. These not-for-credit workshops are offered after school, Saturdays, du...

Sierra Club (Delta-Sierra Group)
Eligibility: Anyone interested in protecting the environment.
Fees: None for general meetings. Membership fee may apply.

The Delta-Sierra Group is a regional unit of the Sierra Club located in San Joaquin County in Northern California that organizes outdoor activities and focuses attention on environmental issues. They agree to practice the Sierra Club motto that we should "explore, enjoy and protect the planet". Whether we are a member or not, they ask that we please practice this motto.All General Meetings are open to everyone whether you are a Sierra Club member or not. Meetings are held in the Fireside Room at...

Silver Lake Stockton Family Camp
Eligibility: None.
Fees: Cabin rental per night: $83.00 - Per person per night (limit 6 per cabin): $27.00 - Children 5 and under: free

Silver Lake Stockton Family Camp is located at Silver Lake on Highway 88 behind Plasse's Resort just a few miles above Bear River Reservoir and below Kirkwood Resort at Carson Pass in Amador County. Founded in 1921, Silver Lake Stockton Family Camp has hosted campers escaping the heat and bustle of the city of Stockton for ...

Stockton Arts Commission
Eligibility: Applicants must meet eligibility criteria. Please visit the website for more information.
Fees: None

The Stockton Arts Commission serves as the arts advocacy commission for the City. The Commission is a catalyst to support and strengthen community awareness, opportunities, and involvement in arts and culture. The City of Stockton Arts Commission has made a total of $40,000 available in arts grants to support, stimulate, and strengthen the arts in Stockton for the 2017 year. Please visit the Arts Grants Program for more information, guidelines, and application. The Commission was founded by Mar...

Stockton Astronomical Society (Astronomy Club)
Eligibility: All ages welcome.
Fees: Annually: $10 for full-time students, $20 for family membership.

Astronomy Club promotes knowledge of astronomy and related sciences. They hold monthly sky viewing events and have Community Star Parties available to schools.Once a month, on a Friday evening, volunteers set up their personal telescopes for the public to see the moon and any planets that are visible. To view the Sky Tours schedule for these upcoming events, visit stocktonastro.org and click the "Files" tab. The Stockton Astronomical Society publishes a 12-page monthly newsletter, “Valley Skies...

Stockton Bicycle Club
Eligibility: None
Fees: Annual membership $20.

Stockton Bicycle Club is comprised of cycling enthusiasts from San Joaquin and surrounding counties with a wide range of abilities and interests. The club promotes activities in road riding, mountain biking and touring. Rides are scheduled on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays throughout the year. During daylight savings time, April through September, Monday and Wednesday night rides are added. Interested individuals do not have to be a member to ride with the club.The Club pub...

Stockton is Magnificent, Inc. (SIM,INC.)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

SIM, Inc. focuses on the positive aspects of our city, including our rich history, and strives to celebrate these positive aspects through events, presentations and published materials.Family friendly and free! The Celebrate Stockton is Magnificent event began in the spring of 2011 when Forbes Magazine again assessed our great city as the ‘Most Miserable City in the US’. Several like-minded individuals collaborated on a street party to show Forbes Magazine that there are proud Stocktonians who f...

Stockton Sailing Club
Eligibility: Member applications are interviewed, approved by a board of directors and asked to participate in a new member orientation. New members must be sponsored by two existing members and pay a small initi...
Fees: Vary

Stockton Sailing Club sponsors family-oriented events throughout the year such as racing regattas, one-design and PHRF racing. It supports a terrific junior sailing program and education seminars for novices, intermediate and advanced sailors of all ages. It holds informal events throughout the year such as Friday night mixers at the clubhouse, dock parties, deep water cruising and the renowned Delta Ditch Run.

Stockton Symphony
Eligibility: None
Fees: Vary

Formed in 1926, the Stockton Symphony is the third oldest, continuously performing, orchestra in California, surpassed in longevity only by the San Francisco Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.Our Mission To inspire joy and build community through music.Our Vision The Stockton Symphony electrifies audiences of all ages with sold-out performances of symphonic concerts throughout the San Joaquin Valley. Our goal is to build a passionate curiosity about contemporary music while preserving th...

Stockton Youth Chorale
Eligibility: Students in grade 3-8.
Fees: $150 per semester including use of music. Scholarships may be available.

Stockton Youth Chorale is a community choir for young singers, which perform for community events and groups, and share performances with adult singers of the Stockton Chorale. It offers age-appropriate training in choral singing and music theory.

Stockton Youth Soccer Association (SYSA) (Recreational and Competitive Soccer League)
Eligibility: Children 4 to 19 years of age. Recreational play is available for youth 4 to 19 years of age. Competitive play is available for youth 8 to 19 years of age.
Fees: U9 and above $110.00; U8 and below $100.00; Scholarships are available.

Stockton Youth Soccer Association’s (SYSA) mission is to foster physical, mental, and emotional growth through the sport of soccer for all children in the City of Stockton. In all decisions, the SYSA focuses on putting the children’s interests first. Please check their website frequently for tournament information, game scheduling and other great information. Parents may volunteer to be a coach with no previous training necessary.

The Arc San Joaquin (The Arc)
Eligibility: Referral from Valley Mountain Regional Center or Department of Rehabilitation. Ages 22 years old or older.
Fees: None

The Arc San Joaquin services include Adult Development Programs, Recreation and Supported Employment. Adult Development Programs serve persons with significant intellectual and developmental disabilities. Services help participants to become more independent through adult life skills and communication skills training. Site and community group activities provide social, leisure and volunteer opportunities. Behavior management services help individuals become aware of and better cope with chall...

The Table Community Foundation
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

The Table Community Foundation’s (TCF) mission is to create a better world through change in youth one community at a time. They are committed to creating solutions by recognizing the need for innovative approaches to address existing problems in order to empower and partner with communities, other non-profit organizations and local stakeholders. These partnerships will provide the tools and resources necessary to build a safe place to live, work and play. Their unique focus on the people of the...

Tiger Aquatics
Eligibility: Swimmers ages 6 to 21 years old, novice to Olympic level.
Fees: Vary

Tiger Aquatics offers competitive U.S.A. swimming for youth year-round. Please call or visit website for more information.

Tuleburg Quilt Guild
Eligibility: Anyone with an interest in fabric arts is welcome to attend one of our meetings and see what we have to offer. We invite people of all skill levels.
Fees: Annual membership $35.

Tuleburg Quilt Guild provides quilting related educational presentations and workshops on various quilting techniques. This is offered to members free or at a nominal cost. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 10:00 AM (refreshments at 9:30) at the Elks Lodge, 8900 Thornton Road in Stockton.The Guild makes quilts for the following organizations: Hospice of San Joaquin, Red Cross of Stockton, Victim Witness Program, Family Ties, Quilts of Honor, Quilts of Valor, Kids "N Ca...

University of the Pacific (Saturday P.I.E. (Partners in Education))
Eligibility: Ages 6 to 12 years old.
Fees: $10, contact program if hardship exists.

University of the Pacific Saturday Partners in Education (P.I.E.) program is a day long program offered twice a month and is designed to bring children to the University of the Pacific and give them a glimpse into college life. While interacting with college students on campus, kids will participate in a variety of games, activities and learning experiences that show children that college is a real possibility. Lunch is included.Children attending will:Tour the campusWork on fun and exciting p...

Valley CAPS (Day Program)
Eligibility: Clients are referred by Valley Mountain Regional Center or another program vendorized through the state.
Fees: None

Valley CAPS provides daytime training and activities to meet the special education and recreational needs of developmentally disabled adults. Special education, recreation, day training and behavior management programs are provided.

YMCA of San Joaquin County (Youth Sports)
Eligibility: Families who live in San Joaquin County.
Fees: Vary by program.

YMCA of San Joaquin County offers programs in education, family preservation, leadership in the community, sportsmanship and building self-esteem. YMCA offers reading, story hours, homework help and English classes. In addition, YMCA features day camps, child care centers, youth sports and swim lessons. Volunteer positions working with youth and families are available. Employment opportunities working with youth sports, child care and aquatics are also available.