The Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County will align with local school districts where the Club operates on school campuses.  However, the Club will continue to operate at three separate facility-based program sites and extend hours from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm to create distance learning settings along with enrichment opportunities.  The three Club locations, Armstrong Youth Center (East Bakersfield), Stockdale Club (Southwest Bakersfield), and Lamont Club, will be accepting new members, extending programs, and serving meals.  Our primary goal is to provide full-day activities for school-age children of first responders, healthcare professionals, essential community personnel, and those parents/guardians who must work to maintain employment.

“We want to support working families who may be experiencing challenges due to school closures in our area,” said Zane Smith, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kern County. “We are working to be cautious and responsive as possible to our family and community in this challenging time.”



Armstrong Youth Center
801 Niles Street
Bakersfield, CA 93305


Lamont Club
8301 Segrue Rd
Lamont, CA 93241


Stockdale Club
5207 Young St. Suite 200
Bakersfield, CA 93311



Families and staff will be asked to discontinue participation if they have had symptoms of illness; fall into one of the vulnerable/risk categories; or come in to contact with anyone who has a confirmed case of the coronavirus and/or is awaiting test results in the last 14 days.

Youth and staff are required to wash their hands upon arrival and will wash thoroughly before eating meals, snacks, or after using the restroom. Also, the Club is instituting hand washing breaks and program environment wipe downs during scheduled activities.

If the Club experiences a confirmed case of coronavirus — in a staff member or youth — the Club will close down for 24 hours to allow the disinfection of all surfaces.  However, the Club cannot guarantee that the Club environments are germ and virus free.

Capacity will be limited due to social distancing. The Club will maintain a minimum of 15:1 ratio between attendees and staff.



Meal Service: UPDATED October 20, 2020

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County has expanded meal service for children in the community during the COVID-19 crisis at six serving locations. The Club's Nutrition Program is currently serving 4,400 meals per day with meals served Monday to Saturday (with meals for Sunday included with Saturday meals). 


Meals will be made available to all children, without any eligibility documentation, who are 18 years of age and younger. For non-Club members, the meals are “to go.” The Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability



David Head Center

10300 San Diego Street, Lamont, Ca. 93241

Meal Service (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)

Arvin Children’s Center

800 Walnut Drive, Arvin, Ca. 93203

Meal Service (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)

Lamont Club

8301 Segrue, Lamont, Ca 93241

Meal Service (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

Armstrong Youth Center

801 Niles Street, Bakersfield, Ca 93305

Meal Service (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

Suburu Elementary School

7315 Harris Road

Meal Service (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

Rexland Acres Park
315 East Fairview Road
Bakersfield, CA 93307

Meal Service (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)


March 16 - BGCKC Stays Open

March 17 - BGCKC Expands Meal Program

March 23 - BGCKC Updated Food Service Schedule

August 6, 2020 - BGCKC Updated Food Service Schedule

August 11, 2020 - BGCKC Updated Food Service Locations

October 1, 2020 - BGCKC New Food Service Location

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Kern County Public Health Department

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