Boys & Girls Clubs announces summer program registration

Special to The Log

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast recently announced enrollment for our summer youth development programming.

Programs offer members something fun, educational and exciting to do during the school break at an affordable price. Members are provided quality instruction, engaging activities and field trip experiences. Boys & Girls Club members have a higher academic retention rate once returning to school compared to those who do not participate in a summer youth development program.

Because of the high demand of Boys & Girls Clubs intentional impact programming, early registration is highly recommended. Registration opens to all current club members on Feb. 16, and to 2015 summer members on Feb. 29. General public registration will open on March 7 and will be on a first come, first serve basis until each club has reached capacity.

The objective of the Boys & Girls Club Program is to involve members in safe and fun summer activities as well as national Boys & Girls Club programs. We provide countless activities and programs based on the following core areas: character/leadership, education/career, health/life skills, the arts, sports/fitness/recreation and other specialized programs. This curriculum allows the Boys & Girls Club to provide a well-rounded experience for their members.

Summer program fees are affordable, and significantly lower than most summer program rates. Membership rates are $350 for the entire summer programming with a one-time $25 registration fee. Payment plans are available as follows:

• Registration fee and one-third of Summer Program paid on day of registration

• April 11: Second payment due

• May 9: Final payment due.

Other program fee rates are available based on free or reduced lunch eligibility. Contact your local Club or visit www.EmeraldCoastBGC.org for more information

Boys & Girls Club Summer Youth Development Program operates Monday – Friday immediately following the last day of school until the 2015/16 school year begins. Our summer programming will be offered at the following Clubs: Pensacola, Destin Elementary, Fort Walton Beach Youth, Fort Walton Beach Teen, South Walton, DeFuniak Springs and Crestview Club. For further details on Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast Summer Youth Development Summer Programming or Club locations, visit www.EmeraldCoastBGC.org.