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Boys and Girls Club still taking kids in for summer camp

Never turn family or child away
Posted at 6:49 AM, Jun 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-10 10:41:16-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — It's that time of year again, where kids are out of school and parents need to find some way to entertain them during the summer months.

Sometimes, finding activities aren't always budget friendly, but one summer camp makes it their mission to be affordable for parents.

The Boys and Girls Club of Tucson has a 6-week summer camp, costing 60 dollars per child. It started June 3rd and runs until July 12th.

They're open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and parents can drop off and pick up their children at any point.

The organization said they do have a cap on kids they can take, but still have spots available for parents interested in signing up for the rest of the session.

"We do not turn away, during the school year or summer, we don't turn away kids, we don't turn away families," Clubhouse Director Daniel Miranda said. "We definitely know that it's a need out there, and we try to fill that need and help the kids and families as much as possible."

Miranda said families in need can apply for a scholarships, which they can ask about once they sign up their child for the camp. They range from full to half scholarships.

Miranda said that no matter the income of the family, they think it's important to not turn away families because of the impact it could make on a child.

"I was one of these kids, on the west side of town," Miranda said. "I just remember how much fun I had as a youth. There was always something to do, I always had some kind of activity to get involved. I had a great staff and great mentors there, and my goal is to try to give them what I had."

Miranda said the organization hope to help make a difference in the community with this camp, so every child can have a good summer.