Just like that, the summer has come to a close, and it’s time to go back to school. We had a great summer, and we’re ready for a fantastic school year. Please note that this will be the last newsletter for this membership year. If you would like to continue viewing newsletters, please make sure to register for this year in a timely manner. Registration begins Monday, August 1st.


This summer, we tried something new with the Wonder and Action tracks that campers could choose between. Wonder campers took a more hands on approach to learning and art. Action campers tended to be on the move. For example, during one week, Wonder campers made props for a photo booth and made a movie for “Lights, Camera, Action.” That same week, Action campers made up their own dances and made instruments for “Moving and Grooving.” We also had special activities each Wednesday while a handful of campers went on a field trip. Some of the days were Carnival, Water Day, Slime Day, Christmas in July and Putt Putt.


As always, a favorite activity of campers was swimming at the Tipton Pool. We went twice a week to the Tipton Park to play and eat lunch before swimming for two hours. Thankfully, we were able to enjoy nice weather on most of our swim days. Another favorite day of the week was Thursday. West Street Church once again provided lunch each week from a variety of local restaurants and businesses. The campers and staff appreciate the lunches so much.


To begin the school year, our daily programs will include favorite activities from summer, special programs, and preparation for the Pork Festival Parade. Please remember that the homework room is open each day to ensure your member starts the school year off right. Make sure your member is utilizing this area of our Club. To ensure your children get the most out of their membership, check the end times of their favorite programs. They often end at 5 pm, and we love for them to be able to participate in all we have to offer.


We will also offer a teen room once again for members who are in 6th grade and above. This is a special area for them to work on homework and participate together in activities that they enjoy without being bothered by younger members. Please note that the responsibility to work on homework is placed on the member, as well as keeping track of laptops and other belongings. Keep your ears and eyes open for the start of Teen Tuesdays and Teen Scene. Teen Tuesdays are a special time the Club stays open until 7:30 for members in 6th grade and above, and a light meal is served. Teen Scenes are special monthly to bi-monthly events. In the past, we’ve gone to Sky Zone and laser tag, and we’ve also stayed on campus for a bonfire and bring a friend night.


We are excited for what this school year has to offer. Part of our mission is to enable all youth to reach their full potential. We do that through an awesome team of staff members who work on programs in a variety of areas. We want each and every member to realize: Great futures start here!

Thanks- The Directors and Staff of the Boys & Girls Club of Tipton County