Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club is committed to providing children of all ages with activities that keep them engaged and learning. With programs like “Art with Amanda” and “Science with Seth,” children have a place where they can share a sense of wonder and excitement, as they embark on life’s journey.
This summer, our camp experience took kids on adventures big and small…from painting flower pots, to playing games, to making slime, our youngest kids explored their creativity and curiosity.
For our elementary and upper elementary school children, we also provided opportunities to discover our surrounding area, thanks to a series of nature excursions with volunteer Hon. Dave Gurgerty,
The teens also did their bit of exploring, capping off the summer with a bicycling adventure to Block Island, a destination that is rich in both natural beauty and history.
Indeed, on a beautiful summer day, the teens rose early to head out to Montauk to take the ferry to Block Island. When they unloaded their bikes, they headed to town for lunch overlooking the harbor, and then set out for a ride to explore the Mohegan Bluffs and enjoy a spectacular view of the lighthouse. Afterwards, they ventured down to the beach to relax and cool off in the ocean. The day closed with the quintessential summer experience: ice cream! On the way back to the Club (and before they all fell asleep) the kids reflected on what felt like a “normal” day of adventure…a huge accomplishment in the age of COVID-19.
We are so proud to have given our Club kids a FUN summer memory! As we head into the fall, the Club will maintain its commitment to finding new and creative ways to keep kids engaged and exploring, while keeping them safe.