Special Events Help End Summer Program
The Club concluded its Summer program with two very special off-site events for our members – Camp Northbound and the Disney for Kids trip. Camp Northbound returned for its 7th year, bringing 150 members to the outdoors of Bridgton, Maine for a one-week overnight camping experience. Many thanks to the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and the leadership team from Camp Micah for making this trip possible. The following week, 130 youth joined 20 chaperones on our 21st Annual Disney for Kids trip which saw these selected members attend a variety of theme parks over a five-day period. Once again the trip was a tremendous success and our thanks goes out to Board Member, Don Rodman and the Rodman Ride for Kids for making the opportunity possible. For info on upcoming Fall special events please contact VP of Programming, Mike Joyce at ext. 2110.
Marr-lin Swim Team Starting Up
The Marr-lin Swim Team will be hitting the water soon as our swimmers prepare for the upcoming N.E.N.E.A.P.C. schedule. The team will hold try-outs (50 yd. swim) for boys and girls ages 5 to 18 on 9/13, 9/15 and 9/17. On 9/18 there will be a meeting with parents to go over the expectations for each swimmer and an overview of the season calendar. Practices for new swimmers will begin on 9/20 with returning swimmers joining them on 10/1. The dual-meet schedule against Boys and Girls Clubs from the Eastern, Massachusetts and New Hampshire area will begin in late October and will run through the league championship meet held in early February at U-Mass Boston. Following the league championship, the team hopes to attend local invitational meets followed by the regional championship meet in White River Junction, VT in March, and the National Championship Meet held in St. Petersburg, FL in April. The Marr-lin Swim Team, while competitive in their league, stresses sportsmanship, dedication and hard work. Practices are held four evenings (excluding Wednesdays) a week and meets are typically held on Saturdays. For more information please contact Aquatic Director, Aquiles Gomes at ext. 2220.
Fall Education Program
Upon our re-opening for the Fall program on 9/10, members can look forward to the popular Homework Help program which will run on a Monday to Thursday schedule. Members can bring their after-school assignments to the Education Center where staff will be on hand to assist. We will also begin accepting registrations for those members in need of one-to-one Tutoring. Please note that there will be limited spots available and members are expected to meet the weekly commitment. Other Fall programs include the I.S.E.E. Test Prep Class, small group Clubs such as Kids Lit (literacy) and College Club (math) along with our Fun Friday activities. For our High School age members in need of assistance with the College application and/or selection process, we encourage you to make an appointment for one-to-one guidance. For more information on our Fall Education programs please contact Emily Capurso at 617-288-7120, ext. 2320.
Fall Athletic Programs
The approaching season of the Athletic program will offer intramural, small group and All-Star programming for all age groups. The Intramural portion of the program will feature an 18-team Floor Hockey league with divisions for: 10 & under Boys (Thursday afternoons); 10 & under Girls (Friday afternoons), 18 & under Co-ed (Friday evenings); and 15 & U Boys (Saturday afternoons). We will also offer an 8-team Flag Football program with a Junior division (Saturday mornings) and a Senior division (Monday evenings). Our group programming will include; Beginner Gymnastics, with two classes on Monday evenings, Ultimate Dodgeball, with sessions on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons; and the High School Basketball Clinic (weekends) for those players looking to prepare for the approaching High School sports season. On the All-Star front we will be holding try-outs for our Girls 14 & under All-Star Floor Hockey team on 9/25 at 6 p.m. while the 13 & under Boys will hold try-outs on 9/26, also at 6 p.m. Both teams will compete in the N.E.N.E.A.P.C. league against Boys and Girls Clubs from the region. There will also be open and activity gyms offered on a drop-in basis for all age groups. For more information please contact Athletic Director, Bruce Seals at ext. 2210.