Volunteers for Youth’s BLAST Program is offered after school each regular school day for students in grades 6-8. The City of Claremore makes the Claremore Community Center available exclusively to BLAST students until 6 p.m. The program targets students who would otherwise have no safe alternative after school. The building offers wi-fi and entertainment features include Wii, Rock Band, Air Hockey, Pool, Ping Pong and Basketball. The neighboring soccer, baseball, and tennis complexes are often used for outdoor recreation. Rogers State University Honors students and high school volunteers serve as peer mentors and assist daily with recreation and homework time.
BLAST summer camps and quarterly Youth Nights round out the alcohol & drug free opportunities for students offered through Volunteers for Youth in partnership with the City of Claremore.
BLAST Summer Camps
Each summer Volunteers for Youth, in partnership with the City of Claremore, offers summer camp experiences for Rogers County Youth. Offered every summer with a new and unique theme is BLAST camp. This camp is offered twice for one week each from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for students entering grades 4 to 8. Enrichment activities, team building, and recreational sports keep the participants busy all week.