, Newburyport, MA

February 14, 2013

Boys and Girls Club offers vacation week activities

By Angeljean Chiaramida

---- — SALISBURY — The Boys and Girls Club of Lower Merrimack Valley is offering programs for students in the region during winter school vacation beginning next Monday through Feb. 22.

The club will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day during vacation. Activities will include a team bombardment tournament, team athletics, club gladiator challenge, arts program, team trivia, challenge the staff, winter Olympic challenge, the new science club and more. There’s even a pie eating contest, a chance for kids to make their own music on the club’s iMac computer, as well as field trips.

The club provides activities for children ages 6 through 18. A family discount is available for households with more than one child. New this vacation is a program allowing members to bring a friend for free any day during the week. Club members taking part in the new program will receive a raffle ticket for a free April vacation week with field trips included.

The full schedule of activities, as well as pricing structure, can be found by calling the club at 978-462-7003 or visiting

A membership organization with a fee of $25 per year, the Boys and Girls Club of the Lower Merrimack Valley serves the communities of Amesbury, Merrimac, Newburyport, Newbury, Rowley, Salisbury, West Newbury, Seabrook and Hampton, N.H. When school is in session, the club is open Monday through Friday from 2 to 6 p.m., with safe, supervised after-school activities. During summer months, the club operates a summer day program.

Low- to moderate-income households in Salisbury may qualify for its Boys and Girls Club scholarship program that can cover membership and camp costs. For more information on the scholarship program, contact the Salisbury Planning Department at 978-463-2266.