A Glimpse into Summer Programs

BCM will provide three distinct summer programs for community youth this year. Read on to find out about KidSmart Bridge, CREATE Academy and Summer Bible Club Outreach.

KidSmart Bridge

Photo by Alex Vakulin

Photo by Alex Vakulin

KidSmart Summer Bridge is a three-week extension of KidSmart for a select group of 10-15 students to help them engage in academics and hone skills needed for the next grade level. This program is running June 8-25 this year.

CREATE Academy

Photo by Steve Joh

Photo by Steve Joh

CREATE Academy will run from June 29 through July 24. Each day 6th-8th graders will be exposed to mathematics, technology and art instruction in order to strengthen their critical thinking and mathematics skills as well as grow their confidence in preparation for future opportunities in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) programs and careers. Morning mathematics courses will give way to hands-on afternoon art, robotics and game-design workshops. Book-ending this program, partner organization RYAA will provide morning and afternoon character-building and sports sessions.

We serve the students a nutritious lunch every day. If you would like to contribute snacks or lunch, or help serve it to the students, email Holly Meyer at holly@bayshore.org. Check the lunch schedule here to see what dates are still available.

Summer Bible Club Outreach

Photo by Steve Joh

Photo by Steve Joh

Summer Bible Club Outreach (SBCO) is a vacation bible school-like program held throughout the local community for six weeks. We hire local interns to bring the Gospel to students throughout the community, under the supervision of Program Manager, Tammy. During SBCO children learn Bible lessons, eat healthy lunches, sing songs, and play sports. Ultimately, students learn what it means to follow Christ. 

Ways to get involved:

-Come for a visit and see the programs for yourself! 
-Make a lunch, sponsor a lunch, or donate snacks like fruit or crackers.
-Assist in a math classroom 10 am-12 pm or a tech or art classroom 1-4 pm daily or weekly.
-Demonstrate a cool technology gadget or science experiment for our students during lunch one day.
-Sponsor a child to attend CREATE Academy.

Email holly@bayshore.org to lend a hand.