August Program Highlights
The month of August will close out the summer program with a bang as we have many exciting activities planned for all age groups. In our day program, for members ages 6-12 at our Marr/McLaughlin Clubhouses, upcoming activities include: Dance Workshops with the Dance Collective of Boston (7/27), a Youth Football Clinic in Duxbury (7/28), a field trip to Land’s Sake Farm (7/29), 8 members taking part in a week-long camp partnership with the Irish Cultural Center (8/2-8/6), a second week-long camp partnership with the Boston Police Department for 13 members in the Junior Police Academy (8/2-8/6), a visit from the Curious Creatures program (8/3), two workshops with the EXCEL Program to create Tile Art (8/5), a field trip on the Codzilla Boston Harbor Boat Tour (8/6), a bus trip to the Museum of Science (8/10), a field trip to Boston Tomb (8/11), a visit from the Smile Initiative for on-site dental services (8/12) and the session #2 ending Olympics Day (8/13). During the week of 8/16 to 8/20 we will close out the on-site Summer program by offering Workshop Week, an invitation only on-site program with special activities being offered in all core program areas. At our Denney Center Unit, located in Harbor Point, our daytime program serves ages 8 to 12 with the following special activities on the schedule: a bus trip to the Movies (7/30), a bus trip to the Aquarium (8/6), a second week of the Junior Police Academy program (8/9 to 8/13), a Nutrition Fair with The Greater Boston Food Bank (8/10), a bus trip to Canobie Lake Park (8/13) and the end of Summer Field Day (8/20). For our teen members taking part in the Safe Summer Streets XXI program there are also a number of special events on tap including: a SSS All-Stars vs. Boston Police Basketball game and dinner (7/29), a Rock Climbing Trip (7/29), a Summer Swim Team meet at the Waltham Boys and Girls Club (7/29), a “Don’t Spot the Dot” Clean-up in partnership with the DotWell Program (7/30), a trip to the Sportsman’s Tennis Club (7/30), a Rock Climbing Trip (8/4), the College Alumni Night event (8/4), a Keystone Club volunteer project at The Greater Boston Food Bank (8/4), the Camp Old Navy Job Shadow Day (8/5), a trip to the Sportsman’s Tennis Club (8/6), a trip to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Middlesex County for Boating (8/6), a Bus trip to Six Flags (8/7), a community service project with Cradles to Crayons (8/10), a Summer Swim Team Meet and family barbecue with the Waltham Boys and Girls Club (8/12), a trip to the Sportsman’s Tennis Club (8/13), a van trip to Dave & Buster’s (8/13), the Championship Game of the Girls Division of the Safe Summer Streets Basketball League (8/17), the Semi-Formal Dance (8/18), a van trip to the Brockton Rox Game (8/19) and the championship games for the two Boys divisions of the Safe Summer Streets Basketball League (8/19). Other dates include the completion of our Career Launch Summer Jobs program (8/13), Graduation event for those teen members taking part in the M.L.K. Summer Scholars program (8/19), 99 Restaurants Night at Fenway Park (8/24) and a second date of Keystone Club service with the Greater Boston Food Bank (8/28). So with on-site programming for the membership program concluding on 8/19 that does not mean the summer is over just yet. On 8/23, 150 members will board buses to take part in the 5th Annual Camp Northbound trip for a week of overnight camping in Maine. While in Maine, our members will take part in water sports, hikes, athletics, character building activities, arts and much more. The following week, from 8/30 to 9/2, a group of 125 youth and chaperones will travel to Walt Disney World in Florida on our 19th Annual Disney for Kids trip. Parents, please note that Club will be closed for our drop-in program from 8/23 to 9/11. The school-year drop-in program will return on 9/13 at 3:00 p.m. Meanwhile, our Licensed Early Education and Care programs will continue to operate throughout the month with the School-age program enjoying on-site activities and off-site bus trips 2/3 days per week while our Pre-School program will host a Family Fun Day Kindergarten Celebration (8/27). Please note that when our on-site Summer program concludes on 8/19, our Childcare program will remain open with full-day infant, toddler, pre-school and school-age care offered throughout all three locations. As a reminder, you must be pre-registered to take part in any of our licensed programs and vouchers are accepted. For more information on our current summer program, or the upcoming Fall program, please contact VP of Programming Mike Joyce at 617-288-7120, ext. 2110.