There are 75 programs in the Recreational Category.

Animal Protection League (City of Stockton Animal Services)
Eligibility: San Joaquin County residents
Fees: Vary

Animal Protection League provides off-site pet adoptions, supplies, food for pets in need, spay/neuter programs as well as community education on animal care.

Asian Pacific Self-Development and Residential Association (APSARA)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Asian Pacific Self-Development and Residential Association (APSARA) is an educational, problem-solving organization that provides leadership for Park Village Apartments and its surrounding residents by collaborating with larger communities to provide a safe and positive environment that promotes economic development and small business. APSARA offers many services which includes:Housing and Family Support ServicesTutoring Program (After School Program)Mental Health (Outreach and Education)Communi...

Bob Hope Theatre
Eligibility: None
Fees: Vary

Bob Hope Theatre features:Two thousand forty two 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 Additional theatre features and history: The theatre is listed on the National Register of Historical Places A marble mosaic floor encompasses a one thousand two hu...

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

Boys & Girls Clubs of Manteca and Lathrop enables all young people, especially those most in need, 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, the arts, careers, gang preve...

Boys & Girls Clubs of Tracy
Eligibility: Youth between the ages of 6 and 18 years old.
Fees: Annual fee $40, 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 their Torch Club and Keystone Clubs in addition to their volunteer mentoring and tutoring program. Counseling for youth employment and self-help groups are...

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

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 jack...

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

Serving San Joaquin County since 1965, the Central Valley Youth Symphony (CVYS) provides young people ages 8 to 22 with the opportunity to play great symphonic music while making new friends. Weekly rehearsals at the University of the Pacific in Stockton prepare student musicians for three to four 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 Kalbac...

Children's Museum of Stockton
Eligibility: None
Fees: Admission for adults and children: $6, Children under 1 year old: 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 use their imaginations and learn through play. The Children's Museum offers birthdays parties, private rentals and field trips.

Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton (Chinese New Year Celebration (CNYC))
Eligibility: None
Fees: Membership dues: $20 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
Eligibility: Please see website.
Fees: Vary by program.

The City of Lathrop Parks and Recreation Department offers the following services:Before and after School Kids' ClubSpring, Summer, Fall, and Winter Kids' CampsTeen Center ProgrammingYouth and Adult Leisure ClassesYouth and Adult SportsSenior Classes, Exercise, and Educational ProgramsSenior Lunch Program, Commodities and Senior Brown Bag Program

City of Lathrop Parks and Recreation Department (Kids' Club )
Eligibility: Students in Kinder through 8th grade.
Fees: Vary

The City of Lathrop Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to provide a quality Kids’ Club program that meets the before and after school child care needs of the families in Lathrop. Kids’ Club is committed to providing a fun, safe, age-appropriate recreational program, which encourages social development and promotes health and wellness. Kids’ Club is a recreational before and after school program for children currently enrolled in grades K-8th grade. Children are encouraged to participate ...

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 OpportunitiesLibraries

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: Holiday celebrationsA fitness room with exercise equipmentGuest speakers and other special events are scheduled throughout the yearHot lunches daily at 11:00 a.m. to seniors....

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 $25 (Fiscal year, July-June)

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 3:00 p.m.MahJong: Monday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.Mix-It-up Aerobics: Thursday 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m....

City of Stockton Community Services Department (Pixie Woods )
Eligibility: None
Fees: Admission: ages 2 years of age and under: free; ages 2 and over: $4.00; Admission + (unlimited rides): $12.00; Admission + (3 rides): $9.00; Admission + (2 rides): $8.00; Admission + (1 ride): $6.00;...

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. Please visit the website for exact times and dates when the park is open.

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 and under: free; 18 to 49 years: $10; 50+ years: $25 (fees cover a fiscal year from July through 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: None
Fees: Vary

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: None

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 (CCBVI) provides case management, personal adjustment support, accessible computer classes, orientation and mobility, independent living skills training, Braille, career development, soft skills, summer camps (ages 8-18), social and recreational programs, resources and referrals.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...

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

Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin, Villa Monterey Family Resource Center 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 d...

Delta Sculling Center
Eligibility: None
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):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 with...

Delta Valley Volleyball Club
Eligibility: Girls ages 9 to 18 years.
Fees: $25 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 June. 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 June to November. Practi...

Downtown Stockton Alliance
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 between 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 a 4-lane bowling alley, a half-court basketball area, a 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...

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

Sibshops are informal meetings of siblings ages 7 to 14 years. Sibshops consist of recreational activities and learning opportunities. They provide siblings with an opportunity to meet other siblings of children with special needs, exchange information, thoughts, ideas and have fun. The meetings are held in FRN's service areas.

Greater Yosemite Council (Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Venture Crews, Explorer Posts)
Eligibility: All youth (male and female) ages 7 to 20 years old.
Fees: Annual registration $132.

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. Career orientated program...

Haggin Museum
Eligibility: None
Fees: Adults 18 years and over $8; seniors 65 years and over $7; students and youth 10 to 17 years $5; children under 10 years receive free admission when accompanied by a paid adult. First Saturday of ever...

Haggin Museum has redesigned their core art galleries. The stunning new spaces, designed by internationally recognized design firm Gallagher & Associates, house the museum’s collection of late 19th to early 20th century American and European fine art which includes works by Albert Bierstadt, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and more. A new, permanent space dedicated to 20th-century illustrator J.C. Leyendecker will include a rare, in-depth look into his personal life, and wi...

Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

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 to 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...

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 Rising
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Little Manila Foundation advocates for the historic preservation of the Little Manila Historic Site in Stockton, California and provides education and leadership to revitalize the Filipina/o American community. They offer the following:Youth Advocates for Social Justice Program: Stockton youth are the next generation of advocates who are creating a generational cultural shift by highlighting the history of marginalized communities to give context to present day disparities to bring about equit...

Lodi Boys & Girls Club
Eligibility: Youth between the ages of 6 and 18 years old.
Fees: Annually $35, Sunrise All Day Program during summer is an additional $60 per week.

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

Lodi Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services (After School Programs and Camps)
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...

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: Families with children and teens residing in Stockton.
Fees: None

Macaroni Kid Stockton is a website published by a local mom that is dedicated to delivering the scoop on all the family-friendly events and activities happening in the community each week. Most activities listed are free or low-cost. A free weekly e-newsletter is sent to all subscribers with a highlight of upcoming events and articles on parenting topics.

Manteca Recreation and Community Services
Eligibility: Vary
Fees: Vary

Manteca Recreation and Community Services 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 avai...

Manteca Senior Center
Eligibility: Seniors age 50 years or older.
Fees: No membership fees; some events and activities may have a nominal fee.

Manteca Senior Center provides recreational programs, events, 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.

Mexican Heritage Center & Gallery
Eligibility: Open to all.
Fees: None for gallery viewing; admission to special programs.

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 to 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 information or visit their website or Facebook page.

Music Teachers Association of California - San Joaquin 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 a resource library av...

Oak Park Ice Rink
Eligibility: None
Fees: 12 & under: $11 per person (includes skates), 13+: $12 per person (includes skates).

Oak Park Ice Arena also offers: Stockton Skating School classes for all agesBirthday Party RoomsIce Rental for private functionsFull Service Pro Shop For more information, contact the staff at Oak Park Ice Rink at (209) 937-7433. For public session times and a calendar of events, please call or visit their website.

OASIS Archery Science Institute of Stockton
Eligibility: None
Fees: $15 to $50

OASIS Archery Science Institute of Stockton, formerly known as the 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. In 2018, owner and nationally accredited coach, Wayne Macasaet, had made the decision to leave the fairgrounds and expand ...

One-Eighty (Teen Center)
Eligibility: Grades 7-12 living in Lodi.
Fees: None

One-Eighty Teen Center is the ultimate hang-out for teens with pool tables, air hockey, ping pong, climbing wall, video games, espresso and snack bar, homework help and a variety of clubs.One-Eighty Teen Center offers:After school hangout Tuesday through Friday 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.Friday night activities 6:45 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. every week a different themeStay up-to-date with all One-Eighty classes and clubs (rotate throughout the year) Cafe: stop by for a cold or warm beverage, a snack, or ju...

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: Boggs Tract Community Center serves qualifying individuals living in the 95201, 95202, 95203, 95204, 95207, 95209, 95211, 95219 and 95234 zip codes.
Fees: None

Boggs Tract Community Center is committed to providing community members with information and access to a variety of agencies that provide services in the areas of human services, employment, health, nutrition, housing assistance and education services.Boggs Tract Community Center offers a wide range of services. Please see below:Food and Nutrition Services:Government Commodity Program: Food is distributed on the third Thursday of the month.Emergency Food Program & Donated Food: Emergency fo...

San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services (Kennedy Community Center)
Eligibility: Must live in 95206 (East of El Dorado Avenue) or 95336. To qualify for emergency food, clients must bring in documentation. Please call to learn what documentation or identification is needed for each...
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 most Wednesdays (except the day before the 3rd Thursday of month) from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.Donated Food Distribution is most Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (except the Monday before Commodities on 3rd Thursday of the month). Food is given at 11:00 a.m. (when food is available). Sign in start at 8:00 a.m. first-come, first-served. Ken...

San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services (Lodi Community Service Center)
Eligibility: Clients must reside in specific zip code areas. Please call for more information. *Due to COVID-19, services and hours are changed. Only Food Distribution is offered: Donated food every day from 1:30 ...
Fees: None

Lodi Community Service Center provides families with emergency food on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 a.m., serving up 30 families. To qualify, families must be low-income residents living in San Joaquin County (Lodi, Galt, Thornton, Clements, Victor and Woodbridge). For emergency food, clients must bring the following documentation:( Photo ID and proof of address other than ID such as a PG&E, telephone bill or rent receipt). Identification is needed for each family member. They also provid...

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

Northeast Community Center provides the following services:Commodity Program Distribution takes place the 3rd Thursday of the month to qualifying individuals living in the 95205 zip code. Distribution starts at 8:30 a.m. There is no food the third week of the month, because of Commodity distribution on Thursday.Weekly Food Distribution is Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. or while supplies last.There are programs for seniors 60 years and older, including a Brown Bag progr...

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 Services:USDA Commodity Food - every 3rd Thursday of each month from 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 Friday before the commodity week; the week of commodities; and last Wednesday of each monthEmergency Food Assistance - Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.; once every 90 days; ...

San Joaquin County Department of Parks and Recreation (Oak Grove Regional Park)
Eligibility: None
Fees: Parking (per vehicle) and 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 ov...

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. They offer school and group tours of the facility. To request a tour, please call Emma...

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

The San Joaquin County Historical Museum reveals the rich history of San Joaquin County, including the cultures and heritage of the Miwok and Yokuts Indians, the founding and development of Stockton by Charles Weber, the early twentieth century invention of the tractor and bulldozer (both invented in the county), and the evolution of modern agriculture. The Museum has eight exhibit buildings and four historic buildings, including the 1848 Weber house and the 1866 Calaveras School. Exhibits inclu...

San Joaquin Delta College (Workforce Training Institute/Community Education)
Eligibility: Workshops and classes are available to children, adults and employers.
Fees: Range from $10 to $2,750.

Delta College Workforce Training Institute provides learning and training opportunities in medical health careers, professional development, technology, and enrichment programs. The focus of their program is to help our diverse community build and refine skills needed to enter and succeed in the workforce. Contract Education further promotes workforce development throughout the community by providing specialized education and training services to businesses, government, industry and community ag...

Sierra Club (Delta-Sierra Group)
Eligibility: Anyone interested in protecting the environment.
Fees: No fees for general meetings. Membership fee may apply. Please call for more information.

Delta-Sierra Group is a Northern California regional unit of the Sierra Club located in San Joaquin County, that organizes outdoor activities and directs attention on environmental issues. They agree to practice the Sierra Club motto to "explore, enjoy and protect the planet". Whether someone is a member or not, they ask that individuals please practice this motto.All general meetings are open to everyone whether a Sierra Club member or not. Meetings are held at the Central United Methodist Chur...

Silver Lake Campers Association (Stockton Family Camp)
Eligibility: None
Fees: Vary

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 Art League
Eligibility: For those interested in the arts.
Fees: Student membership $35, Basic membership $50

The Stockton Art League is an enthusiastic group of people who are interested in and enjoy the world of art. The membership includes professional, semi-professional, and amateur artists, and people who just enjoy their programs and exhibitions. They provide or promote programs, workshops, classes, and activities that will stimulate growth in individual members and that will encourage the exchange of ideas between members. They provide or promote mutual cultural exchange with other organizations...

Stockton Arts Commission
Eligibility: Please see below.
Fees: None

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. Since 2003, the Stockton Arts Commission has awarded nearly $1,000,000 to support, stimulate, and strengthen the arts in Stockton. These grants help non-profit arts organizations, artists (including student artists), and art educators serve a diverse community.The Commission was founded by Ma...

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 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. Benefits include: monthly newsletter, monthly ride schedule, club meetings and guest speakers, club sponsored events and use of four bicycle travel cases.

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.
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Stockton is Magnificent, Inc. focuses on the positive aspects of Stockton, including its 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 this 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 pro...

Stockton Junior Giants (Junior Giants & Junior Giants at Home)
Eligibility: Youth ages 5 to 18 years old.
Fees: None

JUNIOR GIANTS: Junior Giants, the flagship program of the Giants Community Fund, is a free, noncompetitive coed baseball and softball program for boys and girls ages 5-18 years old. Beyond teaching the fundamentals of the game, Junior Giants focuses on the Four Bases of Character Development - Confidence, Integrity, Leadership and Teamwork – and offers programs in Health, Education and Bullying Prevention. To learn more, click here. JUNIOR GIANTS AT HOME: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, th...

Stockton Sailing Club (Learn to Sail)
Eligibility: Please see below.
Fees: Vary

Stockton Sailing Club sponsors family-oriented events throughout the year such as racing regattas, one-design and PHRF racing. It supports a 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.Member applications are interviewed, approved by a board of directors and asked to participat...

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. Stockton Symphony provides the community with a variety of music, entertainment and esteemed guest artists and is comprised of some of California’s finest professional musicians.Mission: To inspire joy and build community through the magic of music.Vision: Stockton Symphony electrifies audiences of...

Stockton Youth Chorale and Valley Youth A Cappella Singers
Eligibility: Students in grades 3rd to 8th can participate in Concert Choir and Treble Makers. Students in grades 9th to 12th can participate in Valley Youth A Cappella Singers. Port City Boys Choir for boys grade...
Fees: Treblemakers, Concert Choir, and Port City Boys Choir: $175 per semester including use of music. Scholarships may be available. Valley Youth A Cappella: $105 per semester.

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: U-7 and above $110; U-6 and below $100; 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
Eligibility: Referral from Valley Mountain Regional Center or Department of Rehabilitation. Must be 22 years of age or older.
Fees: None

The Arc San Joaquin provides Adult Development Programs 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 challenges they may be ex...

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. The mission of Tiger Aquatics is to empower young people to make choices in their lives that embody excellence. Building Character One Lap At A Time. Please call or visit website for more information.

Tuleburg Press (The Write Place)
Eligibility: None
Fees: Vary

The Write Place teaches writing, bookbinding, and letterpress printing on vintage presses. It provides writing and book arts classes for children and adults.This Center is located within walking distance from many downtown schools. It also offers creative writing and book arts workshops for writers of all ages.Writing groups and book clubs are able to use the space in the evenings. On weekends, The Write Place hosts author readings and artists who teach paper making, book binding, and paper craf...

Tuleburg Quilt Guild
Eligibility: None
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 a.m. (refreshments at 9:30 a.m.) 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, Kid...

TVOSJ The Voice of San Joaquin and Stockton 92.1 FM
Eligibility: KXVS - The Voice of San Joaquin and Stockton is bringing community radio back to Stockton, to give the community back its voice, powered by local news and information from local sources, with local sp...
Fees: 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. Find them on Facebook at @KXVSradi.

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.