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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee’s Camp Whitcomb/Mason Launches Study Camp

Camp in Hartland offers unique study environment to support virtual learning students during school year

By - Aug 24th, 2020 09:02 am

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – (August 24, 2020) – On the heels of a healthy, safe and successful in-person summer program, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee’s (BGCGM) Camp Whitcomb/Mason (CWM) in Hartland, Wisconsin, will launch a unique program to support children who will be learning remotely to begin the 2020-’21 school year. CWM’s Study Camp begins September 8 and will provide safe, supervised learning spaces for students in small groups, as well as much-needed outdoor recreation opportunities on its 306-acre property along Lake Keesus.

Study Camp provides an alternative to online learning at home, which may not be an option for parents who work outside the home and presents challenges for work-at-home parents trying to support their children’s virtual learning while still meeting the demands of their job.

“We wanted to offer a supportive, unique, and safe option for parents facing the challenges of teaching their kids at home this fall,” said Camp Whitcomb/Mason Executive Director, Sarah Resch. “We’re excited to provide students with a safe place to learn, while also giving them time to be active outside with their friends, something parents may struggle to balance.”

Camp counselors will support students as they study independently or while participating in their school’s synchronous learning schedule in study spaces equipped with WiFi, heat and air conditioning. Extensive safety protocols are in place and students are required to wear masks while inside CWM facilities. Meals and snacks are included, as well as outdoor recreation, arts and crafts and other camp favorites. Families can register online at bgcgm.club/CampRegistration.

About Camp Whitcomb/Mason
Camp Whitcomb/Mason is a year-round facility located along beautiful Lake Keesus near Hartland, Wisconsin, approximately 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee. The 306-acre camp is owned and operated by Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee and is accredited by the American Camp Association. Each year thousands of students participate in Camp Whitcomb/Mason’s science, social studies, history, cultural studies, environmental science and math programs, which range from day trips to overnight stays.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (BGCGM) is one of the largest and longest youth-serving agencies in Milwaukee and the largest Boys & Girls Club in the country. With 45 locations in the city of Milwaukee, BGCGM provides youth ages 4-18 with fun, enriching after-school and summer programming including academic support, mentorship, organized athletics, arts, and nutritious meals. Our programs strengthen academic performance, build character, encourage healthy lifestyles, and meet the basic needs of Milwaukee’s youth. More than 80 percent of BGCGM’s annual budget goes toward youth programming. Learn more at www.bgcmilwaukee.org.

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