Boys and Girls Club of Boone County prepares for summer camps | Local News

Registration is ongoing for eight special Boys and Girls Club of Boone County camps as well as a nine-week summer day camp.

This year brings new themes for day camps including sports, games, STEM, arts and safe field trips.

Children between the ages of 5 and 18, regardless of residence, can attend camps at all three locations. Summer day camp runs from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. from June 1 to July 29. Fees are $100 per week for members. Financial aid and payment plans are available for those who qualify.

Daily programs include group games in the gymnasium, tournaments, arts and crafts, brain games, cooking, karate, sports, leadership clubs, and more.

Specialty camps will be primarily based outside of Whitestown. Among the offers are:

Bike and Adventure Camp: Spin the Wheels (9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 6-10)

This week-long camp is designed for kids ages 5-13 to get out on their bikes and explore local trails while getting some exercise. This camp is for kids who like to ride a bike and can do it without training wheels. Every day will be a new adventure on a different trail around Whitestown. Throughout the week campers will ride along the Big 4 Trail and Starkey Park, Monon Trail in Carmel, Eagle Creek Park, Mountain Bike Skills Park and Fort Harrison State Park. The cost is $275 for members and $340 for non-members. Extended care is offered free of charge from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., places are limited and registration is mandatory. All campers must bring their own bike and helmet and these can be stored at camp all week.

Camp Caring Hands: Get Out, Give Back (June 13-17 and July 11-15)

A camp where time is set aside for the purpose of giving back to the community. Campers learn the importance of giving back to their community through a summer camp that focuses on the following themes: animal welfare, disability awareness, donating to elders, hunger relief, and kids for kids.Each day will provide elements of service and fun through interactive community service projects. Towards the end of camp, a lemonade stand will be set up and all funds raised during camp will be donated to a local charity. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays.

Travel Camp: Explore Endlessly (June 20-24 and July 18-22)

Summer is for exploring. Travel Camp offers a new adventure every day, with challenges, new experiences and fun. As a group, participants will go on field trips each day. The field trip schedule is still in the works, but venues include Zip City, Dave & Busters, Woodland Bowl, Columbia Park Zoo, Tube Float, water parks and more. The cost is $275 for members and $340 for non-members. Extended care is available free of charge from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Places are limited and registration is compulsory.

Art Experience Camp: Try something new and Gogh in Camp (June 27-July 1)

Try something new or hone your artistic skills this summer with our Art Experience Camp. Campers will explore mediums they love and mediums they have never experienced. Young people will explore printmaking, painting, digital art and drawing throughout the week with local artists and galleries. A trip to ArtsPark on Monday and Newfields on Tuesday will set the tone for their week of creativity. On the last day of the camp, the young people will present their works created during the week in the manner of a real gallery. The cost is $275 for members and $340 for non-members.

Wet and Wild Waterpark Camp: Ready, Set, Swim (July 5-8)

One of the best parts of summer is heading to the local pool. Get your goggles ready to dive into the water at Tropicana Cove, Kokomo Beach, Sea Shore Water Park, and Indiana Beach. All campers will receive a shirt. The cost is $275 for members and $340 for non-members. Extended care is available free of charge from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Places are limited and registration is compulsory.

Sports Camp: Camp Like a Champion (July 25-29)

This multi-sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes aged 5 to 13 to a variety of sports in one setting. For this program, athletes will focus on a different sport each day (basketball, tennis, soccer, volleyball and baseball). Athletes can learn the basic rules and principles of each sport through skill-based games and scrums. The week will be filled with daily commutes and a community service project. Emphasis will be placed on sportsmanship and fair play. At the end of the week, children should come away with an increased knowledge of five different sports, as well as vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork and self-discipline.

Questions about the nine-week camp and specialty camps can be emailed to [email protected]

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