What do you want to do this Summer?
What Do You Want To Do Today?
Adventure Club is East Texas' answer to question "what are we going to with the kids for the entire summer?". The program has extended hours for working parents, two meals, is safe by parents' standards and fun by the kid's standards. To sign up [click here].
Where we are
Adventure Club will be at the Carlile Unit (Marshall)and the Gregg Co. Teen Center (Longview) for sure.
Gladewater, Hallsville, Mt. Pleasant, Pine Tree JHS, Spring Hill Intermediate, and Waskom would like 50 kids enrolled. Before the parents stress, we have achieved 50 every year in Hallsville and Waskom (the other sites are new to Adventure Club) - just tell your friends
When is Adventure Club?
Adventure Club's hours vary by location, so check with your lead staff, but the hours will either be 7:00am - 6:00pm or 7:30am - 5:30pm. For the most part, it is an all day program allowing parents to work knowing that their kids will be in a safe enriching place. Adventure Club runs from June 5 - August 4.
Bonus DaysBut what about after August 4? In some cases we offer "Bonus Days". This will be a fee-based extension for the Adventure Club. We will need a minimum of 25 kids attending and we need permission from our hosts, where applicable (schools need time to clean up for the new school year). Dates to be determined based on need.
How old do you have to be?All campers have to be at least five years old and have completed kindergarten. The age limitations are set by the DFPS. If we take four year olds we risk daycare licensing issues.
The kindergarten part is put in place by the Club. BGCA's programming is for six year olds. We have come to find that kids without familiarity with a classroom setting are often overwhelmed.
What it costs
Adventure Club is $525 ($500 + $25 nonrefundable summer registration fee that holds your spot). Between 80c and 90c per hour is a fantastic price, but we also know that at one time, that is expensive. The Club offers assistance through our tiered schedule as well as a 15% discount per additional child.
Assuming there is space, for those that want to attend on a weekly basis, it is $65 per week.
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
What won't we do! Our awesome Vice President of the Club Experience will have a master schedule for every site. Then each local lead staff will get to add a little flavor to their program. We will have some educational components, like our Summer Brain Gain as a rotation.
HOW ARE THE KIDS SEPARATED?
Kids will be separated by age, so a six year old won't be with a 12 year old.
DO YOU HAVE TO LIVE WHERE YOU ATTEND?
No. We have kids that live in Hallsville but attend in Marshall because mom works in Marshall. Its whatever is most convenient.
I CAN'T GET THERE RIGHT WHEN YOU OPEN...
Not a problem. Adventure Club is a come and go camp. If you get there at 10... then you get there at 10. If you have an activity at 3 on Tuesdays, then leave at 2:30. Adventure Club works at what's best for you. Note that breakfast and lunch are served at prescribed times, so you would have to be on site during the food service hours.
CAN I MAKE PAYMENTS?
Talk to Shelly and she can give you dates that payments would be due.
WHAT IF I ONLY ATTEND 2-3 DAYS PER WEEK?
The camp is come and go, so whatever best works with your schedule.
WILL THERE BE FIELD TRIPS?
That will be up to our lead staff and Vice President of the Club Experience, but historically we do travel.