Boys Town Washington DC conducted a Care Coordination summer camp that offered fun and educational experiences to local youth.
For seven enjoyable weeks, in addition to helping their families, Show Up Stand Out (SUSO) kids came to the Boys Town DC campus for five hours, four days a week and participated in a wide variety of activities.
In addition to physical exercise such as kickball, basketball and swimming, the youth also took many field trips. They explored the wonders of our world during a trip to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum and attended a Washington Mystics women's WNBA game. They also watched movies, went roller skating and bowling, had games nights and saw the UniverSoul Circus. This event was a Cirque du Sole-style performance. Families got to watch acrobatic displays, as well as a motocross demonstration. Parents were also able to join in the fun.
There was also time for some valuable life lessons.
The youth learned and practiced social skills every day and, once a week, they were taught basic first aid lessons from George Washington University nursing students.
Another valuable lesson came when the kids completed an “All About Me" project.
This summer camp allowed local youth to have a fun time and great experiences they may not have been able to enjoy otherwise. Boys Town Washington DC would like to thank all those who participated.