Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Holyoke will continue to serve our community as an Exempt Emergency Child Care Program to support essential workers and vulnerable families. All other programs will remained closed until further notice.

As a result of Gov. Baker order to close to close non-essential businesses, organizations and schools, the Club will continue to be a place where the health and well-being of your children are the focus. Our Organization will operate as an Exempt Emergency Child Care Program for only stated mandated essential workers and vulnerable families. The program will operate Monday – Friday from 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM, will serve youth ages 5-13 years old and it will be free to eligible families. The program will operate until April 6th and extended on an as need basis. For more information, please contact Eileen Cavanaugh at 413-530-5201 or email to discuss program enrollment.

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Summer Program

At Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke we do whatever it takes to ensure all kids are on a path towards a Great Future, even in the summer. Unfortunately, some kids face challenges that threaten their ability to have positive summer experiences that could lead to a great start to the school year.  We provide kids with safe and fun summer experiences that give them the confidence to learn, explore, grow, and discover their passion. From STEM and literacy activities, weekly field trips, to swimming, kayaking and gardening clubs, the is the place where kids can celebrate summer and engage in unique experiences. Breakfast and lunch are provided to all youth at no additional cost.

During a typical day of Summer Camp, campers are grouped by age with Youth Development Counselors as well as Junior Staff who assists them in supervised enrichment activities. Campers rotate throughout the facility with their counselors at 45 minute to one-hour intervals throughout the following program areas of the Club.

  • Summer Brain Gain: Boys & Girls Club of America curriculum comprised of one-week modules with fun, themed activities for elementary school, middle school and high school students that are aligned with common core anchor standards. Supported by Disney, each module takes a project-based learning approach: youth engage in a process of learning through discovery, creative expression, group work and a final project or production
  • Learning Center: Literacy and writing-based activities, science-based enrichment programs, environmental and cultural activities
  • Art: Fine arts, drama, dance and music
  • Athletics: Triple Play: nutrition, fitness and cooperative games focusing on the mind, body and soul
  • Games Room: Pool, ping pong, fooseball, checkers, cards, board games, small group activities and other high-yield learning activities
  • Tech Center: Keyboard typing programs, STEM based computer games, introduction to Microsoft programs, internet research, photography, and much more!
  • Health and Life Skills: Prevention programs aimed to teach life skills and healthy choices in the areas of general safety, peer relationships and abstinence regarding smoking, drugs, and alcohol
  • Garden & Cooking: Youth will plant, maintain, and utilize the food grown in the garden; on a weekly basis we emphasis the importance of nutrition as staff teach youth basic cooking skills

 

Main Club Summer Program Hours

June 22, 2020 - August 21, 2020
Main Club Summer Camp Fees

 

Satellite Unit Summer Program Hours

July 6, 2020 - August 10, 2020
Satellite Unit Summer Camp Fees
 
For more information, please contact After School Program Coordinator, Maria Baez at 534-7366. ext. 114 or email .
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