Members of the Watertown Boys & Girls Club celebrated the end of the year by playing games, and grabbing a bite to eat at a cookout.
The members have had a quite a year, said Executive Director Renee Gaudette, as she cooked hot dogs for the kids.
“It is a special end of the year event to get kids excited about what they accomplished this year and to get excited for summer,” Gaudette said.
Along with activities at the club, the Boys and Girls Club members went to Central Rock Gym to climb walls, visited HATCH – the Watertown Free Public Library’s maker space, and Kimura Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Members also put on events such as a Hawaiian Night, put on a Thanksgiving meal, held movie nights and had a car wash, said Izzy, a sixth-grader at Watertown Middle School and president of the Torch Club – a leadership group at the the club.
Club staff had a wide range of activities planned, including seeing which team can carry water in cups across the basketball court to fill a bucket, moving an Oreo cookie from their forehead to their mouth without using their hands and picking up Skittles with a straw and moving them into a cup.
The fun will continue over the summer during Camp Hale. Each week-long session costs $190 per child, but the club raised $13,000 this year at its annual auction to provide scholarships for students, Gaudette said.