SUMMER CAMP NEWS RELEASE – The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows begins registration May 1 for exciting summer camp programs including traditional day camp, field trips, specialty camps and more at sites in Reno, Sparks and Fernley. Registration and Club membership orientations are available May through June for the summer program which runs June 16 through August 8 (Reno and Sparks sites). Early registration is recommended as space is limited for specialty camp programs. Summer camp enrollees get all-day activities, breakfast and lunch included, and supervision by adults who make it a priority to keep the activities fun during the summer break.
Summer camp registration and Club membership orientations are available at these youth camp (ages 6 through 12) sites: Donald W. Reynolds Facility, Neil Road Youth Site, Joe Mitchell Community Center in Lemmon Valley, Billinghurst Middle School, Fernley Intermediate School and the new William N. Pennington Facility (beginning May 21). Youth site summer hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Fernley hours are Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.).
Teen Center (ages 13 through 18) summer sites include: Donald W. Reynolds Facility, the new William N. Pennington Facility, Sun Valley Teen Center, Larry D. Johnson Teen Center and Fernley Teen Center at Fernley Intermediate School (hours vary at Teen Center sites).
All summer Club members take part in organized activities ranging from sports, art-and-crafts, dance and computers. Frequent field trips allow kids to visit places such as the Nevada Discovery Museum, Wild Island Family Adventure Park, Roller Kingdom and more. Throughout the summer, the Club also features specialty summer camp programs focusing on diverse activities such as robotics, music, dance, equestrian, science, sports adventure and many more. Fees for traditional summer camp as low as $40 per week with financial assistance available.
Additionally, the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows hosts its annual Kickoff to Summer & BBQ events, Saturday, May 3 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the In-Town Park in Fernley and Saturday, May 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Facility in Reno. Both events feature FREE annual Club memberships for attendees, FREE barbecue lunch, bounce houses, face painting and more. Parents and/or guardians can attend membership orientations and register for summer camp programs.
For more information about the summer camp program, Club membership or the Kickoff to Summer & BBQ events call (775) 331-KIDS (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 school 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 more than 12,000 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 after-school tutoring, character and leadership development, healthy lifestyles, athletics and art. And while the Club invests more than $2,500 annually into each of its members, memberships cost just $20 per year, providing equal opportunity to all children in the community. Connect with the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows on Facebook, www.facebook.com/PositivePlace and Twitter, www.twitter.com/PositivePlace.
Miriam Hodgman is originally from San Francisco. She previously was the communications coordinator for the largest hunger-relief organization in Sonoma County, California. She has a bachelor’s degree in American history, with a minor in American Indian studies, from San Francisco State University, and has a master’s degree in public administration from Sonoma State University. She enjoys training a variety of martial arts.