Flint organizations partner to bring free virtual summer camp to kids


School is almost out and parents are looking for ways to maintain social distancing while also keeping their kids busy.

Several Flint organizations are teaming up to offer a FREE virtual summer camp.

It's called the Out of School Network. The camp is a partnership between the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint, Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village and the YMCA of Greater Flint.

The organizations are collaborating to provide free online activities and they have a pretty exciting summer lineup.

Youth will participate in activities like STEM programs, guitar/piano/violin lessons, nutrition programs, theatre exploration, and gymnastics instruction.

The collaborative also includes Applewood Virtual Field Trips , Bangtown Productions & Recordings, Boy Scouts, Soap Box Derby, Flint Institute of Music, Flint Repertory Theatre, Flint Institute of Art, Music Production, Basketball Skill development, Tapology, Kettering University Robotics Workshops, Journalism, Photography, 3D Graphics, Michigan State University, and Sloan Museum.

Organizers say pooling their resources allows them to give youth the best summer they can in these challenging times.

The camp will run Monday through Thursday from June 22nd to July 31st.

The programs will be run through virtual platforms like Zoom, YouTube and Google Suite.

Parents and guardians can register their child at any of the below websites:

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint

Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village

Flint YMCA