Summer Programs for our Teens – April 18, 2018
With the long winter behind us, spring is here and summer is fast approaching. We all look forward to this time of year when the days are longer and the weather is warmer. Summer vacation will provide a wonderful chance for our kids to take a break from their school work and to enjoy a change of pace. But summer can also be a challenge for families with teens left without a positive outlet and without adult supervision. A bored teen with too much free time can lead to potential trouble, risky behavior and questionable decisions.
At Grenville Baker, we want our teen members to have a fun, safe and enjoyable summer. We want them to make positive choices. With our newly renovated Teen Center, our teens can enjoy having fun with friends in a comfortable place they can call their own, a place that encourages them to engage in productive activities. It is these positive choices that help our teens on their way to becoming independent young adults.
For families, managing the teen years can be difficult. Camps and other summer programs can be expensive and require a big commitment of time and money. Our Summer Teen Drop-In Program at the Club provides an easy and reasonable option. Free of charge with a Club Membership, this program takes place 12 noon to 6 pm every Monday through Friday from July 9through August 24. With an annual membership of $40, teens can come to the Club to hang out and to participate in activities such as Water Days, Bike Trips, and Cooking Classes. During the school year, they can participate in College Prep, City Club, Drama Matters, Keystone Club and more.
In addition to the Teen Walk-In Program, we have our Teen Summer Field Trips which take place every Wednesday. Teens are invited to enjoy a fun trip each week for a small fee, including Dave and Busters (July 11), Six Flags Great Adventure (July 18), Beach Day (July 25), Paintball (August 1), a Mets Game at Citi Field (August 8), Adventure Park at Long Island (August 15) and Splish Splash Water Park (August 22). Registration is required and space is limited so please sign up soon. A College Tour is also planned for later in the summer.
Our Summer Basketball Night League is for kids in Grades 6 to 12 and College. The League runs from July 9 to August 10, with two games a week at a fee of $75. Teens can also participate in our other sports and specialty programs including Camps for Basketball (July 9 – 13 and July 16 – 20), Technology (July 23 – 27 and August 6 – 10), Baseball (July 30 – August 4), Art (July 30 – August 4), and Golf & Tennis Off Site (July 23 – 27) as well as Travel Camp with three trips a week (July 9 – August 24).
Please call the Club at (516) 676-1460 x 16 for more information on our summer programs for teens. Registration is available online at www.gbbgc.org.