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Summer activities abound at club

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Laguna Beach Main Branch has kicked off summer with a wide variety of programs for kids, including art, sports, science experiments and Lego free time.

More than 20 different regularly scheduled activities like Digital Arts/Photo Club, JazzMasters, Archery, Chess, and classic Gamesroom tournaments like ping pong, bumper pool and air hockey are available to choose from each week, and there are also field trips, theme days, and special events.

On theme days, kids take a trip to another era or culture without ever leaving the Clubhouse.

For 1970s Day, there were lots of big-hair wigs, tye-dye clothing and disco hits, including the YMCA.

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On Hawaiian Luau Day, more than 70 kids and teens shared in the “aloha spirit” and enjoyed a Hawaiian barbecue. The members then were treated to a show by Laguna’s own hula troupe, Halau Hula O Lei Mohala, led by instructor Hilde Pedersen. After the show, the hula group taught the kids how to dance the Hukilau.

Pirates will be the next theme day at the Main Branch Tuesday.

Soccer Camp is another special program being offered for Boys & Girls Club members this summer. The first weeklong session will be at the Main Branch from Aug. 6 to 10.

The second session will be at the TLC Branch from Aug. 13 to 17.

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Girls and boys of all skill levels in grades K-8 can join the camp. The fee for each session is $140, and includes a free soccer ball and T-shirt.

The Boys & Girls Club is hosting a “Just 4 Kix” youth cheer camp that teaches basic cheerleading skills and a choreographed routine.

This program is offered free to all members ages 6 to 10, and will be Mondays and Wednesdays Aug. 6 through 15. Advanced registration is required due to limited space.

Guest instructors for this special program are Jill Moore and Katie Hamren.

The Boys & Girls Clubs will also have Friday barbecues, the Club Olympics, Waterblast Day and a Summer Carnival with games and prizes.

For more information, call Susie Hird, program director, at (949) 494-2535, ext. 105.


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