Boys & Girls Club

Kids and staff read books at the Boys & Girls Club in Bend in 2017.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend will reopen on June 15 for its 11-week summer program, after being closed for the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Enrollment in the summer program is already full, but there is a waitlist.

The Oregon Health Authority announced earlier in May that youth summer camps and programs could operate with extra social-distancing requirements.

Boys & Girls Clubs staff will purchase equipment and supplies to maintain social distancing, and create new protocol, by the time the summer program begins, according to a press release from the organization. The program will focus on social-emotional well-being and academic support for kids who have been stuck in quarantine during the pandemic, the release stated.

Because of new social-distancing requirements, not every kid who signed up before the pandemic will have a spot, the release stated. Boys & Girls Clubs staff will reach out to families who registered for the program for additional registration steps starting May 26.

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