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Jamestown Boys & Girls Club
The Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys & Girls Club of Jamestown is currently accepting camper registrations for its Camp Hiak Tilikum summer day camp program to run in seven weekly sessions from June 29, 2015- through August 14, 2015. This full-day program runs Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM and includes breakfast and lunch. Camp Hiak Tilikum is open to all area boys and girls age 5 through 12, with a variety of outdoor activities geared toward both the young, first time camper as well as the more experienced day camper. Transportation is provided to camp and back from the Club’s main 62 Allen Street facility.
Camp Hiak Tilikum is primarily a wooded setting with a variety of options for nature study and exploration, hiking and outdoor games. A secure building with restrooms and a picnic pavilion are also available for arts & crafts, lunches and rainy day activities. Swimming is held each afternoon at the Boys & Girls Club’s Allen Street facility pool with the exception of Thursdays, when the entire camp takes a full day field trip to Long Point State Park. Campers may be picked up by their parents anytime after returning to the Allen Street facility, but no later than 5:00 to 5:30 P.M. Openings currently exist in all 7 weeks. The Camp, as well as the 62 Allen Street facility, will be closed on Friday, July 3rd .
Bridgett Phillips is returning as the Camp Hiak Tilikim summer day camp director for the Boys & Girls Club of Jamestown. Bridgett and the other camp staff are looking forward to a fun-filled summer with a wide variety of programming for campers of all ages to enjoy.
The camp registration fee is $100.00 per week per camper, with a limited number of partial scholarships available on the basis of financial need and availability of funds. Each camper must also have a current $15.00 Club membership. Registration forms and financial scholarship applications are available at the Boys & Girls Club office at 62 Allen Street. Completed forms with verification of immunization records are required to reserve a space in the program. Registration forms are also available on the Boys & Girls Club website @ www.bgcjamestown.org. Registrations are accepted in advance, with payment due no later than the Friday prior to the week of attendance. Advance payment will guarantee registration for the selected weeks. Children receiving FA or SNA-FP may qualify for up to four weeks of camp at no cost.
Camp Hiak Tilikum and all WCD Boys & Girls Club of Jamestown youth programs are funded in part by the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County. For more information on any Club program, please call 664-2902.