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Celebrate summer with Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows event May 22



Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows hosts its 3rd annual “Kick Off to Summer” celebration May 22, inviting community members to tour the Ninth Street facility and learn about new and renewing Boys & Girls Club memberships, as well as Boys & Girls Club Summer Day Camp programs offered throughout northern Nevada. Free annual Club memberships for new and renewing members will be offered at the Hawaiian-themed event, in addition to parent orientations every 20 minutes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (in Spanish and English) along with a free lunch of pulled pork sandwiches and pineapple, games, face painting and bounce houses.

Summer Day Camp at the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows runs Monday through Friday from June 14 to Aug. 27, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Day Camp programming is available at the Donald W. Reynolds Facility, the Club at Hug High, the Early Learning Program at the E. L. Wiegand Youth Center, the Larry D. Johnson Community Center, Neil Road and Sun Valley facilities. Camp is also being offered at the Cold Springs Community Center June 21-July 23, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Two meals per day are included in the $40 per week session fee and a variety of field trips are also offered for an additional cost, ranging from $5 to $15, including museums, movies and parks.

Summer Day Camp is available to youth between the ages of 6 and 12 and a teen program is available for those ages 13 to 18.  Programs are also offered for young children at the Early Learning Program at the E. L. Wiegand Youth Center for those aged 6 weeks to 6 years old, along with one healthy meal and two snacks each day and personal hygiene lessons such as tooth brushing after each meal.  Additional fees are associated with the Early Learning Program.

For more information on the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows including volunteer, donation and career opportunities please call 775-331-KIDS (775-331-5437) or visit www.BGCTM.org.

The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows is the leading non-profit youth services agency in northern Nevada. Its mission is to enhance the quality of life for children, ages 0 to 18, in the Truckee Meadows through afterschool, summer and track break programming and services. The Club is committed to creating healthy children, in body and mind, with a sense of competence, usefulness, responsibility, belonging and influence, through diverse programs and community involvement. Founded in 1976, the Club now serves nearly 9,000 children at 13 sites throughout the Truckee Meadows. At all of its sites, the Boys & Girls Club strives to provide kids with positive and productive outlets for their energy with programs such as afterschool tutoring, character and leadership development, healthy lifestyles, athletics and art.  And while the Club invests nearly $500 annually into each of its members, memberships cost just $20 per year, providing equal opportunity to all children in the community.

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