SPRINGVILLE—The Springville Boys and Girls Club began its 10-week summer program on June 26, the same day it held its annual golf tournament at the Springville Country Club. The fundraiser raised over $20,000, and Club Director Andy Bobseine hopes to see that same kind of success at this year’s summer program, which runs through Sept. 1.
Parents are allowed to sign-up their children from just a single day through an entire week or longer. Half-day registration is normally for a four-hour block at $15, while a full-day of activities runs $25.
“It’s really up to the parents, we provide services based on the needs of the community,” Bobseine said about the program.
Last year, over 100 children participated in the BGC summer camp that accommodates children from kindergarten through seventh grade from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
To accommodate parents, drop-off and pick-up times can be arranged with the option of either a half- or full-day of social recreation activities designed to promote healthy lifestyles, physical fitness and good character.
“We try to get them out as much as we can,” Bobseine added.
Not all of the activities take place at the Club’s 63 Maple Ave. home, as a variety of field trips outside the village are planned during the course of the program. Some of the planned trips include Buffalo Bison baseball games, the Penn Dixie Fossil Site, LaserTron, Buffalo Naval Park, Buffalo Zoo and the Buffalo Museum of Science. Inside the village trips also occur with weekly visits to the bowling alley, movie theater and park areas.
There is a sign-up process to assist Bobseine in making sure he can schedule the appropriate staffing to accommodate any given day’s attendees, which is important because Erie County also monitors that information.
Bobseine said the bulk of the activities of the program run between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and although there are no advertised discounts, tuition assistance may be available upon request with multiple attendees.
The Boys & Girls Club of Springville’s mission is to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens in the Springville community.
Further information is available from Director Bobseine either through email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone at 829-9785.