Smarter Fun Summer Camp
Smarter Fun “Brain Gain” Summer Camp is for children ages 6 to 13.
Camp opens Monday – Friday for 10 hours a day (7:30a – 5:30p)
2014 was our most successful camp averaging 85 to 90 children a day.
By offering an included 5-part healthy lunch and two healthy snacks a day,
we provided over 12,500 meals to 90 kids a week last summer.
When school is out, the Boys & Girls Club summer food program is in.
Smarter Fun Summer Camp will begin on Wednesday June 21st, 2017**
Check out our “Brochures” page for our summer camp application.
Camp should be fun…and ours is, but we have a greater goal. Our goal is to accomplish “Brain Gain” and reduce summer learning losses. Reading and enjoyable computation exercises, coupled with HYLAs (high yield learning activities), help keep members ready to resume school in the fall. The Summer Camp is open Monday–Friday from 7:30am–5:30pm (closing promptly at 5:30).
We offer a 5 day and a 3 day program (prices below). If you choose the 3 day program, for more than one child, they must attend on the same days so that staff schedules can be determined in advance. We offer theme weeks (below) for the entire program, with daily activities that support the theme from dinosaurs (modern reptiles) to STEM activities (science, technology, engineering, and Math) offered by a licensed biology teacher. Summer camp participants may also attend off-site field trips to sporting events, museums, beaches, tidal pools, and more — all while under the care of licensed child care providers and caring, positive Club staff.
NOTE: Due to safety regulations, Flip Flops are not allowed except on beach days. Sneakers or running shoes are safest for daily physical activity.
Thanks to grants from the Plymouth Lions, Colony Place, Plymouth Fitness, and Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, we are able to train our staff and acquire resources to offer the out-of-school STEM program this summer. STEM learning needs a community of supporters spending time encouraging boys and girls to see science as their potential career field. Out-of-school time spent with caring adults de-mystifying STEM career fields holds the promise of more college students majoring in the “hard sciences” and encouraging more and more young women to choose science, architecture, and engineering as their field of study.
All children who are attending camp must also have a current club membership.
The Club membership fee is $25 per child.
School year members are not charged member fees for summer.
WEEKS & THEMES
**Please check out our calendar for updated field trips and info**
WEEK 1 “Science (S.T.E.M.) is all around us”
STEM begins (science, technology, engineering, and math)
Everyday (all summer) – HYLAs (high yield learning activities) chess, jenga, reading, etc.
WEEK 2 “Bones and Dinosaurs”
6/27- Reptiles Rock! show at Club
6/29- Civil Air Patrol-Rocket Building
WEEK 3 “Back in Time”
Closed Monday, July 4th
WEEK 4 “Around the World”
WEEK 5 “Deep Oceans”
WEEK 6 Wet & Wild Week (bathing suit and towel, everyday)
7/25-Civil Air Patrol-Rocket Building
WEEK 7 “Space and Flight”
WEEK 8 “Design and Construction”
8/7- Typical Blizzards-Outwit the Elements-Museum of Science visits the Club
WEEK 9 “BGC WACKY OLYMPICS”
WEEK 10 “Bright Futures: Risks & Rewards”
Smarter Fun Summer Camp Rates
Full Week – 5 day program
First Child any additional children
3 day Program
First Child Additional children (same 3 days)
State law requires 6 year old campers to have 2 counselors for each group of 10
or 1 extra counselor per group.
Therefore, there is a $10 weekly surcharge for 6 year olds.
All groups over age six have a 10 – 1 counselor ratio.
Counselors receive 3 days of intensive training before Camp begins.
We also offer our Counselor In Training (CIT) program for kids who are 14 or 15 at the START of camp. This is a youth program where CITs assist counselors with the younger campers and may be paid Junior Counselors at age 16. Rates are either $105 for a 5 day program or $80 for 3 days.
NOTE: Camp shirts must be worn every day.
A color coded t-shirt (by age) is provided free to each camper.
Camp shirts enhance “a sense of belonging” and help us keep age-appropriate groups together.
Additional shirts are available for $10.
Call 508-746-6070 or take a tour our facility at 9 Resnik Road, Plymouth, MA to register.
We are open for tours from 11 AM to 7 PM during the remainder of the school year.
A deposit of $45 is due at registration and credited to the camp fee.