Boys & Girls camp nears

Boys & Girls camp nears


The Boys and Girls Club Summer Camp is going to be bigger and better this year with field trips, sports, crafts, and more, organizers say. 

“Parents will know their child is in a safe place where their safety always comes first,” Director Christi Miller said. “All of the kids will be educated in the morning and get some exercise, but after lunch, we have a lot of fun. We have something planned every single day.” 

The camp begins this year on June 5 and runs through Aug. 3 (Monday through Friday, 7:15 a.m to 5:30 p.m).

Registration is a one-time fee of $200 for an individual, or $400 for a family of two or more. The camp is open to kids ages 5 to 18. 

Miller said she has multiple field trips planned, including trips to the Natural Science Museum in Jackson, Northside Park, a field day in Kosciusko, Lake Tia-O-Khate in Louisville, Party Safari in Jackson, Awards Day in Meridian, and an End of Summer Bash, also in Meridian. 

Along with the field trips, kids can look forward to sports, national programs, gardening, and arts and crafts. 

Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will also be served to the kids daily. 

Miller said the best part about the camp is the price and how much each child will get out of the experience. 

“Parents will be drawn to this camp due to the price,” she said. “It is just a one-time fee for eight weeks.” 

To help fund the camp, the club is accepting cash or check donations, which can be brought directly to the club. All checks must be made out to the Boys and Girls Club of Neshoba County. 

To register for the camp, visit the Westside Community Center at 925 N Carver Ave. in Philadelphia, or call Miller at (601) 416-9778. 

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