Boys & Girls Clubs offer great summer camp for kids

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

PHOENIX -- Summer is in full swing, and The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale is offering kids a great summer camp experience, featuring quality summer programs in a positive, safe, supervised environment.

Hundreds of kids are taking part in the program at Boys and Girls Clubs around the Valley. Each child is placed in age-appropriate groups and takes part in a variety of fun and educational programs.

Those programs include arts & crafts, games room, computer training, social recreation, and various learning opportunities.

In addition, children can participate in special events like carnivals, talent shows, dances, picnics, and ice cream socials. Field trips are also available to local attractions like swimming pools, museums, bowling alleys and movie theaters.

15 year old Dani Haboush is a junior staffer at the camp. She was named Youth of the Year, and says the camp offers plenty of fun activities for kids.

"We have our summer camp going on," says Dani. " We have about 400 kids here, per day, and they're all in groups by their age level and grade. They rotate to different planned activities, all the while having fun."

The camps are going on all summer long, and openings are still available. The hours are 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Some kids stay for part of the day, others stay for the full time. The cost is only $110 a week. And that includes field trips.

"For this summer, we have laser tag. We're going swimming, we're going to Dave and Busters," Dani tells us. "Every week we have a different field trip that we go on. Kids to get out of here and experience something new."

Along with the summer camp programming, the goal of camp is to provide: confidence and socialization, physical activity, creativity, the arts, and technology.

For registration forms and details, please visit www.bgcs.org.