Summer Fun Begins at Boys & Girls Clubs

Boys & Girls Clubs of Chaffee County have kicked off their summer program. Both the Salida and Buena Vista Clubs are offering a full slate of activities for youth ages 6 to 18.

There’s hiking, biking, skating, fishing, arts and crafts, gaming, card club, robotics and much more!

The summer program is open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Salida program runs through July 30 and the Buena Vista program through Aug. 12, due to different start dates for the academic year in the two school districts.

The Clubs are closed July 2 and July 5 for the Independence Day holiday.

Kids can participate in the program all summer long or drop in on the days they choose. Club membership is $50 plus a $10 daily fee per child. Teens are free, and both Clubs offer special teen activities.

The Salida Club is located at 709 Palmer St. The Buena Vista Club is based in Avery Parsons Elementary School, 516 E. Main St.

Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. For more information about aid, call 719-539-9500. To learn more about the summer program, visit

Dan R