FORT MOHAVE–Due to an increase in enrollments for their summer day camp program in the Fort Mohave area, the Boy’s & Girl’s Club of the Colorado River announced Tuesday a new location has been chosen to accommodate the larger number.
BGCCR CEO Autumn Boyle-Robinson said the original plan was to have the summer camp at the Desert Star Academy Middle School, however, those plans had to be scratched after enrollment began in “surge”.
“The team scrambled to find a plan B which would comfortably accommodate more children and allow more robust activities,” she said. “The Academy of Building Industries campus, 1547 E. Lipan Blvd., came to the rescue. The AOBI campus has plenty of room for the kids, as well as a multi-purpose space and outdoor space.”
The new location, said Boyle-Robinson said the new location can serve up to 90 children per day.
“Academy of Building Industries is an innovative school and we are grateful that they are opening their doors to us- this will allow us to bring a fun and affordable solution for summer to the Fort Mohave area.” said Robinson.
The eight-week summer camp is open to children 5 to 12 years of age. The cost is $160 per child if paid in full by June 5; $40 a week or $10 a day and will run from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday starting June 4.
A leadership-in-training program is available to those ages 13 to 17. Teens will learn valuable job skills and become junior staffers. The cost for LIT is $50, which includes uniform shirt, field trips, breakfast and lunch. To set up an interview, call 928-763-1411.
Boyle-Robinson said there are plans for a permanent club in Fort Mohave for the fall. The new building will serve up to 300 children, per day. A campaign to raise funds for the new location is currently underway. Businesses or individuals interested in contributing to the Fund the Fort campaign, can call Boyle-Robinson at 928-763-1411 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.