By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2013
Janice Fraley and SaQuita Burrell look forward to the Summer Day Camp running May 28-August 21 at the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Broken Arrow.
Janis Fraley, director of the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Broken Arrow, is looking forward to the organization’s annual Summer Day Camp. This year’s theme is “Amazing GRace.” Camp will commence May 28 and conclude August 21. Campers may attend camp all or any of the scheduled 13 weeks.
“Our professional staff will provide games, crafts, field trips and other activities for campers to enjoy,” said Janis. Summer Day Camp is open for children going into kindergarten through fifth grades and sixth through eighth grades. Exciting program activities include archery, swimming, team sports, inflatable games, arts and crafts, field trips, special guests, Vacation Bible School, music and more.
Applications for “Amazing GRace” Summer Day Camp may be obtained at the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club located at 1400 W. Washington in Broken Arrow. When you fill out an application, you will be required to make a $5 deposit for each week your child will be attending. This $5 reserves their spot and will be deducted from the weekly fee. There is also a $45 registration fee that pays for a 12-month membership to the Boys & Girls Club plus a T-shirt. Weekly fees for camp are due each Monday morning of camp. Children must be registered by the week; they will not be permitted to attend by the day.
Program participation is limited in order to assure quality standards, so don’t delay – make your child’s reservation now. Applications are accepted until the program is full. Please remember that a copy of immunization shot records must be provided for each child.
Parents and guardians must sign children in and out each day of camp. You may not simply drop them off at the front sidewalk. Here’s the daily schedule for camp: from 7 to 9 a.m. campers arrive and engage in sports and game room activities. (All campers must be signed in by 9. If they miss the 9 a.m. sign-in time, they will not be accepted at camp until after 1 p.m.) Assembly for all campers is at 9 a.m. and scheduled activities are from 9 to 12 p.m. Campers will break for lunch from 12 to 1 p.m. and each is expected to bring a sack lunch with his or her name on it. There will be a concession with cold drinks and snacks. Since there is no microwave at camp, please pack lunches that are ready to eat. Note that fast food lunches will be available each Wednesday at a cost of $5 per child. From 1 to 4:30 p.m., swimming and organized activities will be scheduled. The pool and gym will be closed at 5 p.m. and students will engage in outside activities or be allowed in the game room until 6. A $10 late fee will be assessed if a child is not picked up from camp by 6 p.m.
Campers should wear clothing that is comfortable for physical activities. A swimsuit and towel should be brought from home and kept in a small gym bag with the camper’s name on it. Campers should not bring toys or valuables and no cell phones or electronic games will be permitted. The camp will provide special days for electronics.
Most field trips are optional. There is a fee for some of the field trips, which may be paid with cash or check. A complete calendar of events is available at the front desk, one for kindergarten through fifth and one for sixth through eighth grades.
Janis Fraley and her staff look forward to a great “Amazing GRace” Summer Day Camp! Call or come by for more information.
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.
1400 W. Washington | Broken Arrow, OK 74012