It’s Tuesday morning and the kids are in the hard at work in the art room creating mosaic art which will be on display at the Art Fair. After Fine Art, they will break into small groups and engage in activities and discussion about healthy choices and positive self-esteem in Smart Moves. During lunch, the kids excitedly talk about the field trips they take every Wednesday. After lunch, a special guest will show them the science behind magic using every day household items. Later that afternoon, they will change into their swimwear and go outside for a game of water balloon toss. Just another typical summer day in KidsCamp.
KidsCamp, offered by Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County, is a unique day camp program which offers the best of both indoor and outdoor fun and learning. KidsCamp provides a fun environment for kids to learn new skills, make new friends and experience new opportunities all summer long. Parents enjoy the flexibility of half-day, full-day, partial week or full-week options. Children can attend KidsCamp every day or just for a morning or afternoon or two during the week.
KidsCamp runs now through August 16, 2013 and is open from 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM, Monday through Friday. The day camp is offered at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County locations in Valparaiso, South Haven and Portage. Children can sign up for a day or a week at a time during the summer. The registration fee for KidsCamp is $10.00 and is open to any child ages of 6 to 12. The weekly KidsCamp rate is $75.00. Daily rates and multiple child discounts are also available. Children must have a current membership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County. Annual memberships are $35.00 per year. Financial assistance is available for membership and KidsCamp fees for those who qualify. To register for KidsCamp, contact Mary Loveless at 219-464-7282 x 228.
“I am grateful for such a positive environment,” said parent Carla Daniels. “When they’re at KidsCamp, you have the feeling of security.”
Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County has been opening doors to GREAT FUTURES for Porter County’s youth since 1971. The Clubs provide high quality programs for nearly 5,000 youth members in the areas of character and leadership development, educational enhancement, career preparation, health and life skills, the arts and sports, fitness and recreation.
For more information on membership, volunteer opportunities or to make a tax deductible donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County, please contact your local Club, call (219) 464-7282 or visit www.bgcpoco.org. Great Futures Start HERE.