The Boys & Girls Clubs of Stanislaus County will hold its Brain Gain Summer Camp from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays running May 30 through July 29 at Somerset Middle School in Modesto.
Cost is $80 per week, open to all students ages 6-18. Daily activities will span art, science media training, financial literacy, sports and theater, and include breakfast and lunch. Field trips will include Knights Ferry, the Modesto Junior College Planetarium and Columbia State Historic Park.
New this year is an emphasis on fitness and nutrition education called the Youth Transformation Program. Daniel Rosales Perez, owner of Core Transformations, will lead the program and group activities like obstacle course races and games to work on teamwork and leadership skills.
The Boys & Girls Club is partnering with the Greater Yosemite Council of Boy Scouts of America to offer a two-day overnight outing at Camp McConnell for an additional $75. Camp McConnell activities include swimming, archery, fishing, outdoor cooking, hiking and astronomy.
The west Modesto club will offer a summer activities program with the Youth Transformation Program on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 601 S. Martin Luther King Drive, Modesto. Cost is $10, which includes participation in the 2016-17 afterschool program.
The west Modesto location will also have a junior staff program, open to all students in Stanislaus County, giving teens an opportunity for community service as peer leaders.
The nonprofit Boys & Girls Clubs of Stanislaus County provides afterschool programs for $10 a year to more than 1,000 students at C. F. Brown and Sylvan elementary schools, Somerset Middle School and the west Modesto club.