Summer Day Training Camp
The Mathews-Dickey Summer Day Training Camp provides opportunities for recreation, education, cultural-awareness, entertainment and job skills for youth throughout the St. Louis-metropolitan area. It serves as a home-away-from-home for children while their parents work.
The 2014 camp features two consecutive five-week sessions. Each camp participant is to select two of eight electives to take part in during his or her five-week session:
- At the Net (Tennis & Volleyball)
- Field Games (Flag Football & Soccer)
- Math & Science
- Music Theater (Art, Dance, Drama and Music)
- Reading & Composition
BENEFITS: Specialized classes; free breakfast and lunch; safe environment; experienced camp staff; on-site emergency care; career and job opportunities for teenagers; and low cost.
SCHEDULE: Session 1 is held from June 2 to July 3, 2014 and Session 2 takes place from July 7 to August 8, 2014
HOURS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
REGISTRATION FEES: $200 for the five-week Session 1; $200 for the five-week Session 2; or $350 for the full 10-week session. All participants also must be members of Mathews-Dickey, a $25 annual fee. Payment in full is due prior to the beginning of each session.
LOCATION: Mathews-Dickey Boys' & Girls' Club, 4245 N. Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63115
BACKGROUND: The Mathews-Dickey Summer Day Camp was established more than 46 years ago under the name Earn & Learn. Initiated with a start-up grant from Anheuser-Busch Companies, the program's objective was to match neighborhood youths with adult role models while the youths earned money as umpires and referees during the summer months.
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Mathews-Dickey Boys' & Girls' Club is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) United Way member agency that annually provides educational, athletic and cultural enrichment programs to more than 40,000 young people from throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. For 52 years the Club has taught youth respect, restraint and responsibility so that they may obtain credibility, integrity and accountability. For more information, call Barbara A. Washington or Bill Fronczak at (314) 382-5952, ext. 234.