Boys & Girls Club wraps up summer with a Blast

By Lucy Norton, teen intern
Sentinel & Enterprise
August 21, 2016

LEOMINSTER — On our last week here at the Boys & Girls Club, we had an especially fun week planned to make sure the kids remembered us until our upcoming school year.

The staff and kids had a blast this summer and were very sad to say goodbye to their favorite summer camp. But that didn’t stop us from having a blast on their last week of the Summer Blast Program.

Our Juniors started back again with their bread mural and lots of other fun arts activities, including Tie-Dye Fun, Camp Crafts, Art in the Garden, and even Pokemon Origami, keeping up with the worldwide phenomenon that is Pokemon Go. Some of the kids’ favorite STEAM activities this week were Lego Design, Minecraft EDU, Science STEM mentoring and Robotech. In our cooking programs this week, the kids made scrumptious Taco Fiesta Salad and baked up some delicious treats in Easy Baking.

Don’t get me wrong, I love all our programs, but my favorites have got to be our outdoor games. This week the kids played kickball, used real bows and arrows in archery, showed off their jumping talents in double Dutch, learned some skills in soccer skill clinic, and played their hearts out in basketball camp.

On top of all the fun arts and crafts, outdoor games and STEAM programs, the club also offers activities in which the kids learn about important aspects of adult life.

In Respecting Authority, we talk about how important it is to show respect to our teachers, parents and other adult figures in our lives. In My Future, the kids write papers about what they want to do when they get older and discuss it with other members. Finally, in Healthy Habits we discuss how to lead healthier lifestyles as kids and especially as adults.There were always lots of smiles and laughs whenever I went to visit the Sprouts and it was very sad to see them go home this week, but I can’t wait to see them back at the club this school year.

As our last week wrapped up of Summer Blast the members and staff are very sad to say goodbye to their favorite summer camp. They have had so much fun over these six weeks and they can’t wait until the school year starts up again to come back to the club for our after school program.

Here’s to an awesome summer and an even better school year.

If you would like to register your child for our after school program, come visit us at 365 Lindell Ave. in Leominster or visit

This week our Sprouts dove into bunches of fun learning about the ocean. They played fun ocean-themed games like Fishy Fishy Cross My Ocean and Sharks and Minnows. On their last day at camp, our youngest members played outside while our Juniors were cooling off at the lake.



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