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Boys & Girls Club has busy summer

OCEANSIDE — More than 200 youth had an incredible time at the Boys & Girls Club of Oceanside Wanna Play Field Day participating in relays, sports games, plus a barbecue and the Kona Ice truck.

The Wanna Play? program welcomes all youth, ages 6 to 12, to increase their overall fitness and health through physical activity and improved nutrition education, while learning the fundamental skills of baseball and softball.

Genentech, Inc. brought 45 scientists to spend the day implementing Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM)-based activities that all youngsters were able to participate in. STEAM activities included making snow, discovering the benefits of sunscreen and effects of UV rays by making UV beads and learning the chemical properties of milk with food coloring and a straw. In addition, Genentech provided each of the 225 summer campers lunch and a backpack full of school supplies.

Boys & Girls Club of Oceanside sent a thank you to Boys & Girls Clubs of San Marcos and Microsoft for hosting the Digi Girlz Camp. Oceanside sent eight girls to attend the three-day conference at Coleman University. This experience gives high school girls the opportunity to learn about careers in technology, connect with Microsoft employees and participate in hands-on computer and technology workshops.