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The Summer Camp Experience

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The Summer Camp Experience

Did you know that during the summer children and teens can lose about two months’ worth of math and reading skills? At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia we make sure that is not the case for our Club Kids. Our well developed programs create a bridge that helps our students maintain and advance their knowledge for the coming school year. Below are some of the programs we implement during our Summer Camp. 

Summer Brain Gain is a summer learning loss prevention program that consists of one-week modules with fun, themed activities for elementary, middle, and high school students. Each module takes a project-based learning approach that aligns with common core anchor standards as well as social and emotional growth and learning. Our youth engage in a process of learning through discovery, creative expression, group work, and a final project or production. 

Money Matters: Make it Count teaches teens how to set goals, budget, save, and invest. Club mentors, volunteers, and sponsors support our youth’s endeavor in developing the financial skills that can lead to workplace readiness, lifelong financial stability and overall success. Our Club Kids get to practice their financial decision-making skills through fun, engaging digital tools and games. The financial decisions that young people make today will impact their future. That’s why the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia prepare our Club Kids with practical programs like Money Matters

DIY STEM is a hands-on STEM curriculum which provides our youth with simple and fun activities and experiences. This program focuses on scientific principles that include technology, engineering, math, and science. More specifically, our DIY STEM program contains activities on Energy and Electricity, Engineering Design, Food Chemistry, and Science of Sports. STEM exposure is essential for all youth during their developmental years because it helps build a foundation that can lead to success in these disciplines. 

Triple Play: A Game Plan for the Mind, Body and Soul is our proven health and wellness program that promotes the importance of physical activity and proper nutrition by using our three key components, mind, body, and soul. The mind component focuses on building healthy habits and behaviors so that our youth can easily practice and identify them. The body component focuses on building physical ability, confidence, and motivation. While the soul component focuses on our youth’s social and emotional development with themselves and others. This builds skills on emotional regulation, healthy relationships and responsible decision-making. Healthy Habits is a program that emphasizes good nutrition, regular physical activity and improving overall well-being. It’s rooted into every part of the Club Experience and contributes to the mind component of our program, Triple Play: A Game Plan for the Mind, Body and Soul.

These programs help engage, develop, and maintain our youth’s minds and bodies during the summer. While we support our children and teens in their education, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia also understands that the summer break is meant for fun and relaxation. Our summer camp made sure to have tons of activities, field trips, and exciting collaborations with other local organizations and partners.

Monroe County Emergency Services spent some time with our Forsyth-Monroe County Unit youth!

Some of our Club Youth learned to play Pickleball this summer!

Our Club teens took a college tour of Georgia State University!

Our Club teens took a field trip to visit the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park!

Some of our Club teens helped serve our community by volunteering at Macon’s Warming Center!

Dauset Trails taught some of our Club kids about our local wildlife!

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia know exactly how to make learning fun for our youth. Whether it’s UGA’s 4H Club teaching our kids healthy habits through cupcake wars or learning the negative impact of bullying through puppet shows, we ensure our Club Kids are engaged. We teach our youth values by giving them the opportunity to volunteer and connect with their community. After helping hand out food at our local warming center, our teens were more than eager to come back and help again. Even our younger kids get involved by participating in projects like making and donating suncatchers for local nursing homes. No cornerstone is left untouched at our Clubs.