Summer Fun: Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme

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Staffmember Jonathan with Carlos, William, Jennifer, Ethan, Santiago, Ari and Staffmember Sofia at the Natural History Museum on Aug. 15. Photo by Marely

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme treated kids to an incredible summer of fabulous activities. Cultural outings, educational talks and sports were all on the schedule, making for several highlights in August.

In front of a tank at the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum on Aug. 8. From left: Victoria, Staffmember Mariana, Jonah, Alexandra, Oscar, Christopher, Staffmember Andrew, Delilah, Mason, Daleyza, Kamila, Kimberly and Staffmember Kate. Photo submitted

Many of these field trips took place in and around Los Angeles. Local kids headed to Dodger Stadium on Aug. 4 for some Major League Baseball, and watched the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants (5-3). Later, they explored art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where they had the opportunity to see exhibits on Indigenous Colombia, Spanish America and even fashion great Alexander McQueen (1969-2010). Another trip took them to the Natural History Museum, where dinosaur bones, gems and minerals, wildlife dioramas and more were on display.

Leo, Carlos, Dira, Omar, Michelle, Perla, Myah (front), Lizbeth (back) and Rhianna at Dodger Stadium on Aug. 4. Photo by Polet Rodriguez

There were things to do and see closer to home as well. Over at Naval Base Ventura County in Port Hueneme, attendees toured the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, where they learned about the history, work and contributions of the Naval Construction Battalions. And of course, no summer would be complete without trips to local parks and beaches. All of this on top of the numerous camps, activities and opportunities that the Boys & Girls Clubs offer year round.

Frolicking among the lights at LACMA. Left, front to back: Omar, Michelle, Rodrigo, Evelyn and Isiah. Right, front to back: Lizbeth, Leo, Dira and Rhianna. Photo by Polet Rodriguez

“It is always my greatest joy to watch our members experiencing new things, building relationships, and just having fun,” said Erin Antrim, CEO. “As this season comes to a close, I look forward to the excitement that comes with a brand new school year. We are eager for all our upcoming programs, projects, and upgrades, and can’t wait to share it all with you.”

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