2020 Summer Fun Experience

Register your K-8th grade girl by June 22 for the 2020 Summer Fun Experience! The Summer Fun Experience begins on July 6 and ends on August 14.

Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region’s summer programming will look a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new Summer Fun Experience for girls grades K-8 will be a hybrid of hands-on programming from home and occasional field trips as area businesses and attractions reopen.

“Despite Governor Cuomo’s recent announcement permitting day camps to open, we know that parents still have some hesitancy and social distancing concerns,” said Ashli Fragomeni, Girls Inc.’s Executive Director. “The health and safety of the girls and families we serve remain our top priority.”

Normally, our two centers in Albany and Schenectady provide an in-person day camp in July and August with trained staff and a weekly fee for participants. This year, we have reimagined how to temporarily provide the programming without the daily face-to-face component, and we are offering the new Summer Fun Experience for FREE to girls grades K-8.

“Our goal is to connect with as many Capital Region girls as possible,” said Fragomeni. “With the many social and economic challenges that COVID-19 has placed on our local communities, we’re thrilled that our supporters have made it possible for us to provide this free opportunity to girls during this unprecedented time.”

The Girls Inc. Summer Fun Experience is a 6-week program that offers themed activity bags every week for pick-up in the Schenectady and Albany centers. The bags include weekly snacks and all the supplies needed for immersive activities on a variety of topics that allow girls to explore, discover, and imagine. From learning about animals and gems to exploring future careers, or the way chemistry impacts baking, girls will have fun while learning. As corresponding field trips are scheduled, parents and guardians will be notified.

The deadline to register a K-8th grade girl is June 22. The Summer Fun Experience begins on July 6 and ends on August 14. Get all the detailed information and application.