Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Urban clubs start camp

The Salvation Army urban Boys & Girls Clubs all started their Summer Day Camps Monday. The West Mabee Boys & Girls Club named their camp the  “Rowdy Days of Summer.”  Club Director Jamar Giddings said one of the unique events they have planned is a kids’ Olympics. In addition to track events, West Mabee Olympians will compete in ping pong, Foosball and pool. Jamar said they have trips planned to the Oklahoma City Zoo and Gilcrease Museum. All three urban clubs will participate in Rock Philbrook Day June 19. Now here’s an event I definitely want to see…and taste. Pizza Hut has invited the West Mabee kids to “Pizza Day” where they will get to make their own pizzas with Pizza Hut supplies. Rowdy Days of Summer Camp costs $40 a week plus a $35 annual club membership and $10 registration fee.

North Mabee Boys & Girls Club is calling their Summer Day Camp “Fun! Fun! Fun!” Given that the club has a nice big pool, a photography darkroom and ballet and photography classes, there will be fun for everyone. Something the North Mabee Club kids enjoy every year that was news to me is attending the Juneteenth Rodeo. I knew about Juneteenth because two of our club leaders were given awards during it last year.




Club Assistant Director Latrice Fowlkes said the Juneteenth Rodeo is usually held at the Owasso Round Up Club and features mostly African Amercan rodeo stars. Some of the club kids participate in the Juneteenth Kids’ Rodeo. Summer Day Camp at North Mabee costs $40 a week for five to 14 year olds and the child must have a club membership to participate. An annual membership is $35.

Mabee Red Shield is calling its Summer Day Camp the “Most Amazing Race.” The cost is $75 a week for kids ages five to 13 plus annual club membership for $35. Jerome Smith, club director, said that so many teens showed up so early for Summer Day Camp that the club started a special program for them. The new Athletic Director, Joshua Walker, will lead a group of 15 to 20 teens. Teenagers ages 14 to 16 are invited to join and the cost is $45 a week. All of the “Most Amazing Race” campers will enjoy field trips to the Omniplex and Frontier City in Oklahoma City later this summer. 

-Sallie


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