Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada Partnership

Douglas County Community Services Department Announces Important Partnership with The Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada
Posted on 07/02/2020
Community Services Announces Partnership with The Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Scott Morgan
Community Services/Parks & Recreation Director, Douglas County
775-782-5500 Ext. 4

Minden, NV- Douglas County’s response to a community need and the current COVID 19 pandemic crisis affecting our community now includes expanded childcare programming opportunities.

As a result of school facility closures, Douglas County and The Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada’s summer youth programs have been affected.

Douglas County is offering summer childcare as part of its support for critical jobs infrastructure at the Douglas County Community and Senior Center and at the Kahle Community Center.

Douglas County recognizes the value of our Boys & Girls Club, who typically offer summer programming in the Carson Valley at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School. With the closure of school facilities, this programming has not been able to take place.

Douglas County, through the leadership of the County Manager’s Office, is pleased to announce an innovative solution to meet community needs through a partnership between the Boys & Girls Club and the Douglas County Recreation Division to provide critical childcare programming at the Douglas County Community and Senior Center through the DC Day Camp Program.

“We are proud to partner with an organization like the Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada to meet all the childcare needs in our community. Joining our combined strengths should make for a fun and interesting summer program under these difficult circumstances,” said Community Services Director, Scott Morgan.

Katie Leao, The Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada, Executive Director "stated that the pandemic has allowed us to collaborate in ways that require creativity and using a "all hands on deck" community minded approach. We are all in this together and we recognize that this has been a challenging time for parents and our youth but we are excited to be able to welcome Club members back to our program in this unique way.

Information about the Douglas County summer program includes:

• Located at Douglas County Community & Senior Center, 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville
• Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
• Ages 5-12 or enrolled in grades 1 – 6 for the coming school year
• To register call 782-5500 ext. 1 or come into the Douglas County Community & Senior Center.
• Cost $125 per child per week
• Activities offered include arts & crafts, games, air hockey, sports, video games, and more.
• Health and safety precautions that are in place include temperature checks twice daily, equipment and supplies disinfected continuously throughout the day . Social distancing is enforced and facemasks are strongly suggested for campers ages 5-9m, required for campers 10 and up and staff.