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Sign-ups available for summer day camp at 6 Boys & Girls Club locations

By ThisIsReno

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Don’t wait until it’s too late – reserve a spot now in the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows’ popular Summer Day Camps, which run from 7 a.m. (6 a.m. at Fernley Intermediate) to 6 p.m. from Monday, June 13 through Friday, Aug. 26. Camps cost just $40 per week, ensuring that all children have a safe, supervised and enjoyable summer without draining the bank account. The weekly fee includes two meals, and on- and off-site activities and other entertainment, including access to all of the Club’s existing programs such as technology, sports and art activities. Spots are now open and participants must be Club members aged 6-12 to take part in the program. Teen summer programs are also available, as are those for babies and toddlers at the Club’s E.L. Wiegand Early Learning Center on Foster Drive in Reno. To become a Boys & Girls Club member, parents need only pay the $20 yearly membership fee.

New for this summer, the Club offers specialty camps to help kids explore new interests. These camps cover a wide range of activities, including: ceramics, dance, early entrepreneurs, Campus Kids, Get Fit for Life, Artown, drama, robotics, water polo and rocket-building. The Club is also continuing its annual sleep-away camp, Marge’s Camp, as well as a camp designed to prepare students for the transition to middle school. A complete list of camps and dates is available online at www.BGCTM.org.

Teens ages 13 – 18 are also invited to join in the summer festivities with an annual Club membership that provides access to all Club programs year-round with summer camp programs at four locations throughout northern Nevada. Please inquire about hours for individual teen sites by calling 775-337-5437.

Day care is offered at the Early Learning Program at the E. L. Wiegand Youth Center for those ages 6 weeks to 6 years where two meals and a healthy snack are provided daily, along with personal hygiene and healthy living lessons. Additional fees are associated with the Early Learning Program.

In addition to the tremendous value offered by Boys & Girls Club Summer Day Camps, a variety of weekly field trips are also offered. Fees range from zero to $12 and activities include swimming, movies and bowling, among many other activities.

Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows summer camp locations are as follows: Donald W. Reynolds Facility, Neil Road Youth Site, Joe Mitchell Center in Lemmon Valley, Rollan Melton Elementary School, Cold Springs Community Center and the Fernley Youth Site at Fernley Intermediate. Teen summer camp locations are as follows: Donald W. Reynolds Facility, Sun Valley Teen Center, City of Sparks Larry D. Johnson Community Center and Fernley Intermediate.

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 10,000 children at 20 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.