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Summer programs can help keep kids safeSubmitted: 06/03/2015
ANTIGO - Kids who participate in the Boys and Girls Club of Langlade County will have a safe place to spend the long, warm days ahead.

The program offers a summer camp for kids.

The Boys and Girls Club helps kids stay healthy, do well in school, and improve character. Organizers hope the club will feel like a second home for kids.

"Some of our kids come from rough backgrounds. This provides them with a safe environment where they know they can come and be themselves," said Program Director Dave Corcoran.

Studies show it's important for kids to continue to learn even during the summer months. Kids will continue to work on academic skills while in the camp.

They will also spend time outside enjoying the summer weather.

"We go to parks. We go fishing. We go to the movie theater and humane societies. We do a bunch of different things. We're even going to Lambeau Field again this summer. We'll go to the Children's Museum and laser tagging," said Corcoran.

The club offers scholarships for kids who cannot afford the membership fee.


Story By: Jeanine Ilacqua

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