BETHALTO — The Boys and Girls Club of Bethalto is accepting registrations for the Camp Cool summer camp.
The camp is for children ages 6-12 in June and July. Children spend their days in structured activities ranging from bowling, skating 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 bowling and skating weekly. Every Friday, they spend the day on a field trip to 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 6 through July 1; session 2 runs July 5 through July 29. The day camp is offered 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Four weeks of camp costs $285 per child and includes field trips; and educational, recreational and art programs. Staff-to-child ratio does not exceed 1:10. 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.
The camp is open to youths ages 6-12, regardless of their residency. The Boys & 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 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, call 377-6030 or visit bgcbethalto.com.