To interact? Or not to interact? That is the Question for Summer Camp

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The start of Day Camp Brings Opportunity and Hope for Children and Families at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield 

 

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Governor Baker’s approval of opening day camps starting on June 29th has led to organizations like the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield to stay ahead of the curve. The Club is presenting new ways to engage, develop and inspire youth while abiding by new regulations of social distancing. The Boys & Girls Club located on 481 Carew Street, brings new programming to summer camp, “The way we’ve done things has to change, for the safety of staff and youth served,” said Charles Hollins, Assistant Executive Director. New programs entail non-interactive sports, increasing outdoor programming for recreational exercise and restructuring the arts.

Summer day camp continues to evolve, as program staff are addressing forms of social distancing and continue to experiment with distant interactive learning. “The process of checking into the program has changed as well,” said Charles. Staff and youth must be temperature checked and must have face coverings at all times on the property. Parents who typically would enter the building to pick up their child must now wait outside for such transactions to occur. If required to enter the building, parents must adhere to the same physical checks as staff and youth, including wearing face covering.

The Boys & Girls Club “Drop-in” program continues to enroll youth ages 6 – 12, Monday – Friday for $120/week. The Club’s goal is to create a ‘home away from home’, in doing this they will be offering swimming, computers, game room, arts, and variety of themed activities this summer. Scholarships and multifamily discounts are available, please contact the membership office to schedule an appointment to register your child. To schedule your appointment call 413-732-7201 or visit www.sbgc.org.

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