The New Boys & Girls Club of Door County And Crossroads at Big Creek Announce Partnership for Youth Outdoor Summer Programming

April 25, 2021

The New Boys & Girls Club of Door County (BGCDC) and Crossroads at Big Creek announce the formation of a partnership aimed at providing outdoor experiences for 11- to13-year-olds attending BGCDC’s Camp LeVoy Summer Camp. “This partnership is an opportunity to provide regular programming in a COVID-safe environment while also fulfilling both organizations’ commitment to serving our community and offering impactful, youth- oriented, environmental educational experiences,” said Matt Peter, Director of OutDoor Operations for BGCDC.
Participants in the Camp LeVoy Outdoor Group will engage in various nature and science- based activities, including stream monitoring, long-term science projects, and wildlife monitoring, while still receiving dynamic and well-rounded experiences in other program areas such as arts & culture, food & agriculture, and STEM activities. Additionally, the OutDoor Group will be assisting Crossroads in restoration and land management efforts.
“We are looking forward to having Camp LeVoy here,” said Laurel Hauser, Crossroads at Big Creek executive director. “Our mission is to offer outdoor experiences to learners of all ages and backgrounds and we have 200 acres for kids to explore. The campers will do some fun projects like snake board monitoring and outdoor cooking at our Council Ring. And they’ll learn to identify all kinds of wildlife. We’re thrilled that this group of kids will get to know Crossroads really well by spending a lot of time here. We hope they’ll bring their families back, too.”
“Honestly, it dawned on everyone that this collaboration was a no brainer,” said Peter. “When you get groups of dedicated people together, such as the Crossroads and BGCDC staff, amazing things can happen for our local community and youth. And that’s what it’s all about!”
The Boys & Girls Club’s Camp LeVoy is an 11-week summer camp that runs from June 14- August 27, 2021. Camp participants will experience weekly programing, both on and off-site, ranging from growing food to making pottery to visiting local businesses. Registration is open but spots are limited! For more information about Camp LeVoy, or to register, contact Nicolo Baldarotta, Membership & Family Coordinator for BGCDC, at nbaldarotta@bgcdoorcounty.org.