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Youth Clubs have safe fun for kids all summer long

Youth Clubs have safe fun for kids all summer long
All Summer Long
Many local youth organizations are open all summer long, offering a wealth of recreational programs to keep kids active and engaged while school is not in session.

Fort Smith Boys & Girls Clubs
Who: Boys and girls ages 6-18
What: FSBGC will offer a summer program full of activities, including arts and crafts, summer exploring field trips, golf, bowling, art class, movie time, gym and game room fun. Free breakfast, lunch and snacks will be served each day at all four units. Participants must pay a one-time $25 summer activity fee and have a current $10 membership card. For more information, call your nearest club or visit fsbgc.org. When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays through July 29
Evans Boys & Girls Club - 6015 Boys Club Lane, 479-646-9519
Jeffrey Boys & Girls Club - 4905 North O Street, 479-782-8126
Goldtrap-Gardner Boys & Girls Club - 8800 Dallas, 479-452-5779
Stephens Boys & Girls Club, 3101 North 6th Street, 479-782-6392

Boys & Girls Club of Van Buren
Who: Boys and girls ages 6-18
What: Activities will include art, technology, games, sports, field trips and character-building programs, such as SMART Girls and Passport to Manhood. A nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack are provided. Participants must have a $15 membership and pay a $75 activity fee.
When: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays June 6-July 29 (closed on July 4)
Where: Boys & Girls Club of Van Buren, 1403 City Park Road, 479-474-9401

Girls Inc. of Fort Smith
Who: Girls age 5-18
What: Girls Inc. will continue its mission of “Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold” this summer with its educational programming. Participants will focus on economic literacy, technology, science, math, media literacy, physical fitness, arts & crafts, cooking, community services opportunities, out-of-center trips and other fun activities. Girls can attend each weekday throughout the summer. In addition to in-house activities, Girls Inc. offers participants the opportunity to take part in programs with local partner organizations, including First Tee, First Serve, Girl Scouts and Western Arkansas Ballet. Breakfast and lunch are included. Girls must have a current membership ($25 for 2016) to participate. Summer program is $25 per week. Summer camp is an additional cost. Theme weeks Hawaiian Hullabaloo, Fun & Fitness, Disco Dayz, Survivor, Stars & Stripes, Girls Inc.’s Got Talent and Fiesta!!
When: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays through July 11; Summer camp at Dwight Mission Campground in Vian, July 26-July 30.
Where: Girls Inc. of Fort Smith, 1415 Old Greenwood Road, 479-782-0375 girlsincfortsmith.org

Alma Boys & Girls Club
Who: Boys and girls ages 6-18
What: The Alma Boys & Girls Club will offer local youth the chance to take part in a full summer of fun and activities focusing on different areas of interest, including STEM, News Reporting, Cooking, Drama, Keystone, Karate, Gardening, Dance, Art and SMART Girls. Different events such as Police Day, Water Week, Archery Day, Volleyball Camp, Internet Safety Week, and Arvest Banking Class will be offered, as well. Participants must have a $25 membership. Cost is $100 for the summer. Register online or at the club.
When: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays June 6-Aug. 5
Where: Alma Boys & Girls Club, 410 East Main Street, 479-430-8646
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