The Boys and Girls Club of Bethalto is accepting registrations for their Camp Cool summer camp.
The club is available for children ages 6 to 12 during June and July. Children spend their days in structured activities ranging from swimming to bowling and dodgeball to arts and crafts. The club has a game room for social recreation and a gymnasium for physical fitness. Children leave the facility to go swimming, bowling and skating weekly. Every Friday, they spend the day on a field trip to exciting venues such as the St. Louis Zoo, Science Center and Pere Marquette State Park.
There are limited spots available for children ages 6-12. Two sessions are available: session 1 runs June 2-27, session 2 runs June 30 to July 25. Camp Cool is a day camp offered Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Four weeks of camp costs $275 per child and includes field trips, and educational, recreational and art programs. Staff-to-child ratio does not exceed 1 to 10. Each participant must also be a member of the Boys and Girls Club, with a membership fee of $15 per year. CHASI Child Care Assistance will be accepted to cover fee.
Camp Cool is open to all youth ages 6 to 12, regardless of residence. The Boys and Girls Club of Bethalto is a nonprofit agency serving Bethalto and 15 surrounding communities. The club has additional sites at East Alton Middle School and Lovejoy. The club is funded in part by the United Way of Greater St. Louis.
Office hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday. For information, call 618-377-6030.