Smarter Fun Summer Camp

Smarter Fun Summer Camp

Smarter Fun “Brain Gain” Summer Camp is for children ages 6 to 13.
Camp operates Monday – Friday  from 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

We provide morning and afternoon snacks and a healthy 5 part lunch.
When school is out, the Boys & Girls Club summer food program is in.

Our anticipated start date for camp is July 6th. Our anticipated end date is August 28th. Beginning July 6th, camp hours will be from 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

 We will be closed on July 3rd and Sept. 7th

Please inquire with staff for updates or check back on this page.

Updated information

UPDATED INFORMATION:

We will be extending our Smarter Fun Summer Camp to Friday, Sept. 11th.
To sign your camper up for the additional weeks ( 8/31-9/4 and 9/8-9/11), please email Christine at cyoung@bgcplymouth.org with the days you would like to sign up for or call the club at 508-746-6070.
All balances must be paid by Thursday, August 27th in order to attend.
If you have a voucher through Child Care Network, you must sign a new Confirmation of Provider form to reflect the new end date. Forms will be at the front desk. Please be sure to sign it and return to Christine in order to attend the extended weeks.
Please keep in mind the club will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7th-Labor Day.
 Camp hours will be from 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Campers must bring in a mask and will be asked to wear it if they cannot maintain a 6 foot distance. Copies of our COVID-19 Response and Preparation Plan can be found at our front desk.
Our camp is licensed through the Plymouth Board of Health. In keeping with their guidelines, we ask all of those who are dropping off or picking up their camper to please wear a mask or face covering when doing so. This is for our camper and staff safety.
Please have your camper only wear sneakers or closed toe shoes. Flip flops are not allowed. Your camper may bring in their own water bottle.
Payments are due every Thursday for the following week. Overdue balances will result in suspension of services until the balance is paid. Please see the staff for your balance.

 

Social distancing, frequent hand-sanitizing, and masks are in use

All staff has been trained in COVID prevention techniques, disinfecting counters and equipment, using hand-sanitizers

Our Camp checks campers’ temperatures on arrival and during the day

Only campers & staff are allowed inside

Per the guidelines set forth by the commonwealth, we will be unable to attend field trips this summer.

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 7:30  a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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.

NOTE: Due to safety regulations, Flip Flops are not allowed.  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 an Facebook page 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”

WEEK 3 – “Back in Time”

WEEK 4-  “Around the World”

WEEK 5 –  “Deep Oceans”

WEEK 6- Wet & Wild Week (bathing suit and towel, everyday)

WEEK 7 –  “Space and Flight”

WEEK 8-   “Design and Construction”

EXTENDED WEEKS:

WEEK 9- “Let The Good Times Roll”

WEEK 10- “Summer Fun!”

 

Smarter Fun Summer Camp Rates

Full Week – 5 day program
First Child          any additional children
$200.00                            $180.00

3 day Program
First Child           Additional children (same 3 days)
$160.00                            $150.00

 

Counselors in Training (ages 14 & 15)- 5 day rate is $110, 3 day rate is $90

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 old’s.

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 $110 for a 5 day program or $90 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.

A deposit is due at registration and credited to the camp fee.

Camp fees include morning and afternoon snack, lunch and most field trips.