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UNITED STATES: Youth participate in vacation camp

Salesian Boys & Girls Club supports working parents

UNITED STATES

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Boys & Girls Club in East Boston, Massachusetts offers a vacation camp during the week after Christmas and winter and spring breaks. Youth who attended the camp in December were excited to participate in the various activities offered.

The vacation camp supports working parents who need a place for their children to go during the school break. The club’s staff facilitate games, gym activities, and various competitions for prizes in the morning. The club provides breakfast, lunch and snacks.

Salesian Brother Bob Metell explained, “Over the course of the week during this Christmas break camp, youth had a choice to go on a field trip, either bowling, going to video arcades or going to the movies. This year, some of the youth went to an art studio and created their own works of art, assisted by art students.”

Salesian camps in the United States and around the globe provide disadvantaged youth a chance to have an enriching break where they can connect with friends and engage in safe activities. The camps provide much more than recreational activities. There is also an educational component that instills teamwork, skill building and problem solving.

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Photo by Br. Bob Metell, SDB

Salesians of Don Bosco Canada & Eastern USA – East Boston: Vacation Camp at the Salesian Boys & Girls Club

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