Boys and Girls Club of Noblesville camp director Justin Cowan helps creates themes for each week for summer camps.
Cowan said a Halloween theme week was popular last summer where campers would arrive in with costumes.
“We had a Wild West week where campers would dress up as cowboys or cowgirls,” Cowan said. “We’ll do a Water Week in July where we’ll do water balloon fights, getting in the river a lot.”
The summer camps, for ages 6-13, will start June 7, usually running from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be eight different camp weeks, ending July 30, at Camp Crosser, a 20-acre camp on the White River. Campers are dropped off by parents at Boys and Girls Club of Noblesville, 1700 Conner St., and the campers travel by bus approximately eight miles to the camp site.
There will be scavenger hunts, major hikes and arts and craft.
“We have fire pits so we’ll be doing cooking activities as well,” Cowan said. “We have an obstacle course, archery and a zip line.”
Each of the eight different weeks will have a different theme and those will be released April.
“We’re really focusing on the safety aspect due to COVID,” Cowan said. “We’re have individual hand-washing stations, extra time to wash and be in their own little separate groups. That way to keep track of who is been contacted for contact tracing. Masks are required outside, too, if they can’t stay six feet away from each other.”
Registration is now open for spring break camps from March 29 to April 2 and April 5 to 9.
There is variety of activities from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with an after-school option from 4 to 6 p.m.
The campers are divided into smaller group by age. The kids and counselors will rotate through activities on a daily basis.
“We pretty much make sure any STEM activities we do are ones everyone can do, it doesn’t matter on your age,” Cowan said.
Executive Director Becky Terry said the club’s staff works hard to make sure the activities fun and engaging
“It offers kids opportunities to get outside, make new friendship and lifelong memories,” Terry said.
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