Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside Partners with the City of Oceanside to Provide Summer Camp for Libby Lake Neighborhood


BGCO and the City of Oceanside address the need in the Libby Lake Community to ensure at-risk elementary students have a safe and enriching environment throughout the summer.

Oceanside, California (I-Newswire) July 30, 2013 - (Oceanside) The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside is thrilled to work with the City of Oceanside to give at-risk youth in the Libby Lake neighborhood the opportunity to attend summer camp. This is the first time we have been able to create a free summer program with the help of the City of Oceanside in effort to give Libby Lake youth a positive place to go. The families in this area are taking full advantage of our summer program, as all 60 spots allocated for youth are filled and they see over 98% daily attendance.

We are providing the exact same curriculum at Libby Lake as our Townsite Clubhouse and Martin Luther King Middle School location. This includes, STEM, (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) project based learning, and all students get to attend our weekly field trips for a hands-on experience. For example, in our Space Odyssey themed camp kids learned about rockets and in groups of 3-5 created their own rockets with recyclable materials, at the end of the week they attended the NASA Museum. The youth attending are primarily Spanish speakers; therefore our staff consistently works on literacy skills through reading aloud and testing comprehension.

We have heard encouraging feedback from both our youth and families attending the programs Monday -Friday, 8:30am-2:30pm. Instead of sitting home unsupervised, students are excited to come to a fun, productive environment at the BGCO. It is crucial these kids are kept off the street and given the chance to go somewhere with positive role models and engaging activities. The Club is eager to enhance our relationship with the City of Oceanside as we work together to make a positive difference in the lives of Oceanside youth.






About Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Oceanside is a community-based organization that is dedicated to providi   More..ng a safe, fun and constructive environment for youth to spend time during non-school hours and the summer. Statistics show during the times of 3 to 7 pm juvenile crime escalate, Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside are open every day after school, when kids need us the most. For over 60 years the Club has worked to get Oceanside kids, primarily from low-income families, off the streets and out of trouble by engaging them with academics and activities. We are succeeding in that mission, and now we're helping kids reach their dreams and transform themselves into truly successful adults in our community. Visit us at http://www.BGCOceanside.org

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside continue to uphold its mission of providing life-enhancing programs and character-developing experiences so that young people, especially those that need it most, can reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

For More information please contact Alexa Morr at 760-433-8920 or amorr@bgcoceanside.orgLess..

Contact Information

Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside
Alexa Morr
401 Country Club Lane
92054
Phone : 760-433-8920

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July 30, 2013

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