Boys and Girls Club offers summer camp opportunities

Published 12:00 am Sunday, June 9, 2024

The Boys and Girls Club of the Piedmont is offering free scholarships for two summer camps for Rowan County students.  

The first summer camp is a technology camp for boys and girls who are rising 6th to 11th graders. That camp takes place July 8-12 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

That camp will be disassembling and refurbishing a desktop and laptop computer. Campers will be able to keep or gift someone in need of a device. One part will be devoted to audio/video work, including writing and recording a radio commercial. They will receive a certificate of completion and a T-shirt. Also students will have a field trip to Gordon Iron and Metal and Sprout Recycle Center. 

The second summer camp is for girls who are rising 7th to 11th grade students. That camp will be a “Women In STEAM” leadership camp, part of Abby’s Smart Girls program. A field trip is also planned. That camp takes place from July 15-19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The camps are free, but there are limited spaces. Rowan County students will be transported to Statesville and back, with daily lunch, snacks and drinks. 

The Boys and Girls Clubs had its beginnings in 1860. They affiliated in 1906 and have since then, have grown to serving 3.6 million youth per year. Its mission has been to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Boys and Girls Club of Rowan County is on track to open locations in Rowan County in 2025.

If you would like to help with the opening of the Rowan Boys and Girls Club, contact us at 

Get your student registered today. 

“Women In Steam” leadership camp application: contact Justice Morrison 704-397-2429 email:  

Technology Camp application: contact Terri Gonzalez for more information 615-713-8480 / 

These scholarships are brought to you in part by The Blanche & Julian Robertson Family Foundation and The Margaret C. Woodson Family Foundation