2017 Summer Camp for Elementary School Age Is At Capacity. Waiting lists have been started but we have no immediate openings. Thank you for your interest. Teen Center still has openings.
We are planning 11 weeks of fun, outdoor activities, swimming, new friends, and much more!
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB WELCOMES SIGN-UPS FOR SUMMER CAMP
Summer at Boys & Girls Club will be a series of adventures, new experiences, and positive fun for Door County kids. Enrollment for Summer Camp is open, and there is a financial advantage to early sign-ups. The eleven weeks of summer programming runs from June 12 to August 25.
Cost per week is $65 if the sign-up is received by April 10. After that date, the cost increases to $80 per week. Scholarship applications are available at the club sites or on the BGCDC website. Breakfast, lunch, and a snack are included in the cost. Parents or guardians may sign their child(ren) up for the entire span or for specific weeks.
The Club’s summer program is for rising 1st Graders through high school with appropriate activities planned for each age group. Camp doors open at 6:30am and close at 5:30pm. All parents/guardians are invited to the open house/information session on June 8 from 5:30-7:00pm to meet the counselors, ask questions, and pick up camp t-shirts.
Camp weeks are identified with special themes, tying together the activities, study areas, food, and locations. Get Outdoors Week, Wet & Wacky Week, Music & Art Week, and even a Mystery Week, are just some examples. The starting point for camp activities is the David G. Hatch Center at 55 South 3rd Avenue; from there, the kids may be headed to Otumba Park for swimming, Martin Park for games, or even walking around downtown Sturgeon Bay for pre-arranged visits to local businesses.
“It’s not necessary to have been a participant in the after-school program to be a summer camper,” explained Camp Director Nicolo Baldarotta. “We want kids to have a safe and varied summer, and will be happy to see both old and new friends.”
In 2016, the summer camp attendees took an objective online test of their individual math and reading skills. At the end of the 11 weeks, they each re-took the tests. Math scores were up 9%, with reading skills improving 4%. Not only was no learning lost over the summer, the campers increased their proficiency and enter their new school year with better comprehension.