Berlin Youth Club Virtual Summer Camp
Monday July 6 – Friday August 28, 2020
Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services, Inc. (WYFCS) is pleased to announce that it is offering the FREE Berlin Youth Club summer camp again this year. This program is sponsored by the Town of Berlin and traditionally been a hands-on camp in the community. However this year due to the restrictions with COVID-19, the camp will be held virtually. The camp will still be free and available to children aged 6 to 12 who live in Berlin. Camp coordinator, Leslie Dixon, will facilitate eight weeks of activities designed to keep kids safe, provide entertainment, and offer a social outlet during the summer months. Children will need access to a smartphone, tablet, or computer with access to the internet.
For entertainment and enrichment, the camp will have fun themes for each week. This includes art, team building, fitness, scavenger hunts, dance offs and more! Camp participants will be divided into small groups (no more than 10) based on age and interests. Monday will be the “Agenda and Supply Drop-Off Day” where Leslie will drop off what is needed for camp that week. The camp itself will take place on Tuesday through Thursday with Friday being a “Free Day” to review any of the previous activities. During camp days, camp participants will watch a YouTube video reviewing the activity for the day. This video will outline the purpose of the activity and give a demonstration. Participants will be able to communicate with their group teammates throughout the day and can also check in with the camp facilitator during the day with questions, etc. At the end of the day, Leslie will connect with everyone through a virtual meeting so the kids can share their projects and activities. Children who complete all of the activities for the week will earn a prize! This prize will be delivered on the following Monday with supplies.
An additional bonus is available for students in grades 6, 7, and 8. Participants do NOT have to be enrolled in the Virtual Summer Camp to be eligible. From July 14 – August 27, WYFCS along with University of MD Eastern Shore will offer a FREE group chat on Google Classroom every Tuesday and Thursday at 2:00 pm. This chat will be based upon the Botvin Lifeskills program which covers topics like how to handle negative feelings, prevent harmful coping strategies, make good choices, and communicate. Participants will need a smartphone, tablet, or computer with internet access to participate. If you do not have internet access, you can receive a phone number to call for discussions as well as a workbook to use. Leslie will also participate in this group chat to offer assistance and support.
For questions or to enroll, please contact Leslie Dixon at 410-641-4598 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like for your child to only enroll in the 6th – 8th grade group chat, please contact Debbie Smullen at the same number or email@example.com.