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B&G Clubs offer summer camps

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula offer a series of summer camps with themes, starting June 23 at the Sequim Boys & Girls Club. (Port Angeles kicked off its series on June 16.)

Camp registration is $15 per day or $65 per week and runs each weekday from 7:45 a.m.-noon. Activities after camp, noon-6 p.m. are open to all members; annual memberships are $30 per year.

Daily activities at the clubs during camp hours include breakfast (7:45-8:30 a.m.), camp kickoff (8:30-9 a.m.), arts and crafts (9-10 a.m.), math/reading (10-11 a.m.) and Triple Play (11 am.-noon). Triple Play promotes daily physical activity to all members while instilling teamwork and knowledge of different types of sports and games. Activities may include baseball, volleyball and badminton, along with teamwork and sportsmanship.

Activities during member hours include lunch and snack, science, two Triple Play times, open time and Brain Gain, a nationally-developed B&G Club summer learning retention program where youths engage in a process of learning through discovery, creative expression, group work toward a common goal and a final project or production.

Camp summer themes are:

June 23-27 — My Own Biome: Youths study the ecosystem and create their own biome

June 30-July 3 — It’s a Dirty Job But Someone’s Got To Do It: Youths explore organic farming and create their own mini-farm

July 7-11 — Terrorizing Trail of Trash: Learn benefits of recycling, dangers of coastal littering and how long trash takes to decompose

July 14-18 — Sizzling Sun: Gain knowledge of solar power and other jobs the sun does

July 21-25 — Out of This World: Students discover how infinite the universe is and their place in it

July 28-Aug. 1 — Wild in the Northwest: Learn about wildlife in area, monitor indigenous marmots

Aug. 4-8 — Swimming Up Stream: Visit rivers and learn about local area, including how the removal of Elwha dams help restore the salmon population

Aug. 11-15 — Why Is My Sandwich Glowing: Learn the dangers of mercury in tuna and other contaminates in food (week encourages healthy cooking and eating)

Aug. 18-22 — It’s Getting Hot in Here: Gain knowledge of global warming and how the ozone affects weather

Aug. 25-28 — Clean Green Machine: Explore alternative ways to make our vehicles run.

The Sequim Boys & Girls Club is at 400 W. Fir St. Call 683-8095 or see www.bgc-op.org.

 

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