The Boyertown Area Times
Camp Adventure offers educational summer fun
Birdsboro Community Memorial Center has partnered with the United Way of Berks County to provide a lowcost summer day camp, called Camp Adventure.
0ffered to children ages 5 (must have completed kindergarten) to 13, the camp day runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with extended care options offered for parents who need extended hours from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
“The Birdsboro Community Memorial Center (nonprofit) has been offering Camp Adventure for over 15 years,” said Lisa Kraljevich. “Camp Adventure is an affordable option for parents who are looking for more than just summer childcare. Camp Adventure offers a place for children to make new friends, gain independence, learn about teamwork, develop social skills, try new activities and learn new skills all while having fun.”
There are nine themed weeks: Get to Know You, Survivor, Ionic Bionic Science, Time Travelers, Animal Planet, Space is the Place, Around the World, Mission Impossible, and Party Time. Campers are offered traditional summer activities including swimming, sports, games, hiking, fishing, arts and crafts and visits to local parks.
“As part of our partnership with the United Way of Berks County, we provide a summer reading program with small incentives to encourage participation,” said Kraljevich. “Our reading specialist and counselors provide assistance to help children improve or maintain their reading skills and build their vocabulary over the summer. We also include STEM activities, such as a live reptile program, nature programs and science experiments.”
Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary, as well as representatives from French Creek State Park, will be visiting this summer as part of the STEM programming.
Field trips are included in the camp prices so that all children may participate, with no additional fees for parents to worry about. This summer campers will be visiting the Franklin Institute and a Reading Phillies game.
Camp Adventure is run by returning camp director, Marissa Rapposelli, who is a certified teacher specializing in learning support. In addition, several of senior counselors are studying elementary
Camp Adventure is an affordable option for parents who are looking for more than just summer childcare. Camp Adventure offers a place for children to make new friends, gain independence, learn about teamwork, develop social skills, try new activities and learn new skills all while having fun.
education in college. Children are mentored by high school and college kids who have an interest in pursuing a career working with children. The ratio is 8 to 1.
Camp Adventure runs from June 12 to Aug. 11, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Payment of $1,500 is due before June 1. There is a $35 registration fee for nonmembers. Extended care available for an additional fee. Discounted rates are available for siblings. Parttime rates are also offered. Register at BCMC19508@ gmail.com.