Looking for a great recreational, affordable summer program for the kids? The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield’s summer program is just the ticket. The club’s summer program is open to residents and non-residents of Marshfield. To enroll, a child must be a member of the club. The membership fee is $50 for the year.
The Boys and Girls Club’s summer program provides the area’s youth with enrichment and recreation programs in a safe environment. Counselors and volunteers oversee the program, which serves from 20 to 80 children.
The program offers a daily camp and activities including games; arts and crafts; creative writing; indoor sports and other enrichment activities. This year, the club has incorporated “theme” weeks with related activities planned around each theme.
Themes for the weeks in July and August are as follows:
· July 5: All Star Week of kickball, Wiffle ball, football and Frisbee games
· July 12: Water Week which includes water balloons, a beach field trip, jump rope water splash and water relays.
· July 19: Survivor Week with a scavenger hunt, obstacle course, relay races and capture the flag game.
· July 26: Sweet Tooth Week which includes a “Make your own Candy” day, bubble gum blowing contest, cookie baking day and an ice cream field trip.
· August 2: Wacky Week which includes Tye Dye Day, Crazy hair day, Backwards day, Pajama day and “Dress like a Rock Star” day.
· August 9: Music week with Karaoke, Musical chairs and limbo, a roller skating field trip, a dance competition and an evening dance.
· August 16: Decade Week that celebrates music from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and of the future.
The kids in the Summer Program frequently go on in-town field trips such as the beach, bowling and ice cream. Other trips such as roller skating and a Movie Day at the Kingston cinema have also been planned. Transportation for local trips is donated by GATRA (Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority).
The club has two major upcoming field trips scheduled:
On Thursday, July 9th, there will be a field trip to the Pawtucket Red Sox. Tickets are $20 per person, which covers the cost of a Paw Sox ticket and the bus. Departure is 5 p.m. and return is approximately 11 p.m.
On Wednesday, July 22nd, there will be a Canobie Lake Park field trip. The cost is $25 per person which covers the cost of the park ticket and bus. The bus will depart at 9 a.m. sharp and return at approximately 4 p.m.
Space is limited, so early registration for the field trips is recommended. A permission slip will be required.
The Summer Program has begun and runs through August 30th. Children may be dropped off at the club Monday through Friday from 12 to 5 p.m.
To register for the program, stop by the Boys and Girls Club in Library Plaza or contact Kathleen Newcomb at the Boys and Girls Club (781) 834-2582.
About the Boys and Girls Club
The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield’s purpose is to establish a safe haven for recreation and fun, which includes a variety of supervised activities for the 1,100 current members and is available to youth (between the ages of 6 to 18 years old) within the town and surrounding communities. The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield has five Core Areas: Character and Leadership; Education and Career; Health, Sport Fitness Recreation and Life Skills; The Arts; and Technology. These Core Areas serve as the foundation for all programming.
As a privately-funded, non-profit organization, the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield relies tremendously on the generous philanthropic support of individuals. Financial gifts assist in providing the financial strength necessary to continue the club’s mission “to enable and inspire all young people to realize their full potential as productive and responsible citizens, as well as become tomorrow’s capable leaders.”
For more information about the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield, please contact (781) 834-CLUB (2582) or visit the club in Library Plaza or the website at MarshfieldBoysAndGirlsClub.com. The club’s mailing address is P.O. Box 311, Marshfield, MA 02050.