An Update from Russell Triolo, CEO
GET READY FOR SUMMER CAMP!
Now that it’s March and hopefully all of the snow will be gone! It’s time to start thinking about our 2022 summer camp season!
Registration is underway at our clubs in Union, Elizabeth, and Plainfield!
Our summer camp program now in its 65th season combines an educational experience along with fun and excitement all supervised by our professional staff that strives to foster personal growth for the children by providing them, fun, safe educational/recreational programs, outdoor experiences and group activities while away from home during the day.
One type of program that is desperately needed in our community is summer programming with a strong academic component. Numerous studies show that most youth lose about two months of grade-level equivalency in mathematical computation skills over the summer months.
To address this need, Boys and Girls Clubs of Union County offers a program called Summer Brain Gain. Summer Brain Gain adds engaging, educational activities to the typical summer camp experience and is for youth ages 6 to 18.
We have a number of camp offerings including our “Summer Fun Club” which is it a newly restructured summer camp offering youth ages 5 through 12 more summer fun than ever before! Included this year will be an exciting STEM program.
We also offer a teen leadership Camp for teens ages 13 through 16, which provides members an opportunity to participate in an exciting, fun summer activities while engaging in character and leadership education. Members of “Teen Leadership Camp” will participate in field trips, weekly community service activities, college tours and information sessions, interactive workshops would guest speakers, daily activities, to strengthen their character and leadership skills and career and college exploration and preparation.
Summer Camp this year will start on June 27 and continue through August 26. For information about any of our summer camp programs, please call: Union 908-687-2697 extension 101, Elizabeth 908-351-3344, Plainfield 908-822-8672
Chief Executive Officer