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January 29, 2014

Boys & Girls Club announces summer camps

SALEM — The new programs and activities at the Summer Camps of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem are the best cure for summer boredom. Club Camps include field trips, swim lessons, tech programs, arts and crafts, outdoor and gym games. A blend of recreational and educational activities is offered to keep youth engaged physically and mentally.

Summer Camp runs June 23 through Aug. 22 from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Drop-off and pick-up times are from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at no additional cost.

Full-day Camp K-9 is $190 a week before April 1. There are four camps available this summer: Full time Lil’ Explorer’s Camp (entering preschool and kindergarten); full-day Camp Funtastic (entering first grade through fifth grade); Tween Camp (entering sixth grade through seventh grade); and Teen Camp (entering eighth grade through ninth grade).

All field trips are included in the weekly camp tuition. Lil’ Explorer’s Camp field trips may include: Boston’s Museum of Science, Seacoast Science Center, Hidden Hollow Farm, Stone Zoo, Palace Theatre, USS Constitution, Christa McCauliffe Planetarium and the Science Museum.

Camp Funtastic field trips may include: Canobie Lake Park, Water Country, Liquid Planet, State Parks, Boston’s Museum of Science, New England Aquarium and York’s Wild Kingdom. The Tween & Teen Camp field trips may include: Water Country, Canobie Lake Park, Funtown USA, Checkered Flag Indoor Karting, the beach and state parks. Field trips will be listed on the website and are subject to change.

In addition, the club offers specialty camps open to all members which include: Junior Golf, Junior Chef, Microsoft “Make your own App,” Running Club, Counselor in Training (for ages 13 years old and up) and more.

A $25 registration fee and $50/week deposit reserves a spot in camp and locks in the early registration rate of $190 a week. Rates increase to $210 a week on April 1. There are discounts for additional siblings. Enrollments are limited. Financial aid and scholarships are available to those who qualify. Contact Beth at bkeane@salembgc.org.

There will be an Informational Camp Open House in March.

The club is located at 3 Geremonty Drive, Salem. Visit salembgc.org or call 898-7709.

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