Boys & Girls Club summer camp registration ongoing

DTL Staff
Staff Writer

While summer may still seem like a long time away, it's really just a few short weeks.

And West Point and Clay County parents still have time to register their children for the West Point Boys and Girls Club summer camp.

"We've been sending the last month preparing for the summer launch... getting the word out through the schools and interviewing for staff. While our registration is slowly picking up, we've been really fortunate to get some very well qualified staff to manage this operation for us! I believe this will be one of the strongest teams we have in the organization!" said Nadia Colom, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of the Golden Triangle.

"What we hope is that parents don't decide to wait to the last minutes to sign their kids up! That always makes it tough to prepare and also leaves some kids, unfortunately, unable to attend," she added.

The seven-week camp -- June 4-July 20 -- at Fifth Street Junior High marks the return of the Boys and Girls Club program to Clay County for the first time in 15 years.

The programs are for youths from 6- to 18-years-old and include field trips, games, sports, workforce development skills, academics, guest speakers and a host of other activities.

The camp runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday with trained staff operating the center.

The cost is $150 per child. That covers the entire seven weeks, including breakfast, lunch and a snack each day.

The program has space for up to 200 kids.

For information, call 662-244-7090.