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“When school is out, Clubs are in” . . . .

Message from Executive Director, Mike Wurm

I love Reno! We have had spring weather all winter and now that Spring is here it is getting cold! Only in Reno!! It has been a very busy time for all of us at the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. I recently spent time in Washington DC as part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America ‘Day of Advocacy’.  For a week, Clubs from all across the country come together to talk about issues pertaining to kids and how legislation being proposed may affect them. Once well-versed, we all hit the Hill to talk to our respective legislators. It was a fun and educational experience to say the least!

“When school is out, Clubs are in,” is our mantra at the Boys & Girls Club. This week our Clubs are full of kids on Spring Break! While staff is busy leading kids through activities and fun programs, we are also busy preparing for Summer Camp. May is a big month for parents and kids as they make their summer plans. Below are some important dates for you to remember…

If you’re participating in Moms on the Run this year, be sure to stop by our Moms on the Run Brunch following the run. Check out the article below for details. Also in this issue, you’ll find everything you need to know about our Summer Camp program, from hours of operation to specialty camp details to how to sign up for a free membership.

Enjoy this chilly Spring as we look forward to a warm, fun-filled summer!

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OFFERS ‘OUT OF THIS WORLD’ SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM AT SITES IN RENO, SPARKS AND FERNLEY

Summer-Camp-1200x1200The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows begins registration May 1 for exciting summer camp programs including traditional day camp, field trips, specialty camps and more at sites in Reno, Sparks and Fernley. Registration and Club membership orientations are available May through June for the ‘Out of this World’ themed summer camp program which runs June 15 – August 7, 2015 (Reno and Sparks sites) and June 1 – August 7 (Fernley site). Early registration is recommended as space is limited for specialty camp programs. Summer camp enrollees get all-day activities, breakfast and lunch included, and supervision by adults who make it a priority to keep the activities fun during the summer break.

Summer camp registration and Club membership orientations are available at these youth camp sites (ages 6-12): Donald W. Reynolds Facility, Neil Road Youth Site, Joe Mitchell Community Center in Lemmon Valley, Billinghurst Middle School, Fernley Intermediate School, Boys & Girls Club at Project Solution Community Complex and the William N. Pennington Facility. Youth site summer hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Fernley hours are Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.).

Teen Center summer sites (ages 13-18) include: Donald W. Reynolds Facility, William N. Pennington Facility, Boys & Girls Club at Project Solution Community Complex and Fernley Teen Center at Fernley Intermediate School (hours vary at Teen Center sites).

All summer Club members take part in organized activities ranging from sports, art-and-crafts, dance and computers. Frequent field trips allow kids to visit places such as Wild Island Family Adventure Park, Roller Kingdom, Jump Man Jump and more. Throughout the summer, the Club also features specialty summer camp programs focusing on diverse activities such as robotics, cheer, ceramics, equestrian, science, swim and many more. Fees for traditional summer camp are $40 per week (additional fees apply for field trips) and financial assistance is available.

Additionally, the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows hosts its annual Kickoff to Summer & BBQ events, Saturday, May 2 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Fernley Intermediate School and Saturday, May 9 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Facility in Reno. Both events feature FREE annual Club memberships for attendees, FREE barbecue lunch, bounce houses, face painting and more. Parents and/or guardians can attend membership orientations and register for summer camp programs. Orientations required for new and renewing Club members ages 6-12. Annual Club membership runs from June 1 – May 31.

Click here for information about the summer camp program or the Kickoff to Summer & BBQ events.

National Boys & Girls Club Week!

During National Boys & Girls Club Week, March 22 – March 28, the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows joins thousands of other Clubs across the nation to show how Print‘Great Futures’ begin at Boys & Girls Clubs.

Click here to download the Boys & Girls Club Week activity schedule

Boys & Girls Nite Out, Wednesday, March 25, is an opportunity for volunteers to come into the Club and spend some quality time with Club members. Volunteers and members are matched and join in on a fun-filled evening with carnival games, snacks, activities, and awesome circus acts from Circus Circus Reno.

This is a great opportunity for corporate and community groups looking for a fun way to give back to the community. Volunteering can be an enjoyable way to engage coworkers and employees in team building as well as bonding outside of the workplace. If you, or anyone you know, would like to be a part of this fun evening, please contact Nichelle Hull, Volunteer Coordinator at (775) 360-2449 or email.

Click here to download Boys & Girls Nite Out Flyer

35th Annual Jack T. Reviglio Cioppino Feed and Auction – PHOTOS

The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows held their 35th Annual Jack T. Reviglio Cioppino Feed and Auction, February 28, 2015. The sold-out event with approximately 1,650 attendees featured hundreds of silent, mobile and live auction items. The event raises nearly 15 percent of the Club’s annual operating budget.

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BGCTM Facebook Photo Album 

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Reno Gazette-Journal – Photo Album