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Boys, Girls Club plans summer fun

Published 10:29am Friday, May 24, 2013

Swimming, reading, camping, team building – these are just a few activities that will be available through the Lake Martin Area Boys and Girls Club’s summer programs.

Programs will be available in both Alexander City and Goodwater for two age groups – 5-12 and teenagers.

“It’s open to everybody,” said Glen Travis, marketing coordinator for the BGC. “We have a majority of students come just for summer. During the school year they have sports and other programs, so that’s what occupies them.”

Activities will be held June 3 through Aug. 9. Teen centers will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and programs for children will run 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Cost is $25 per week for the teens and $40 per week for children, which covers all activities, field trips, snacks and lunch.

“It gets you out of the house while your parents are at work and keeps you out of trouble,” Travis said. “It’s summer, so we want you to have fun.”

Teens will have the opportunity to participate in camping, resume-building, movies, college visits, character leadership projects, team building and sports.

Children will have fun while learning through field trips and “brain games.”

“That’s where we’re going to focus more on the educational side,” Travis said. “One of the games is Bingo, and then the unit director has a bunch of math games set up for them.”

Travis said SunFest events will feature in BGC summer programs, and children will also be involved in the summer reading program activities offered through Mamie’s Place Children’s Library.

“They are going to be part of something the library is planning,” Travis said. “We’ll go to the library once a week.”

For more information or to sign up, call the BGC at 256-234-4757.

“It’s all around good,” Travis said.