News
May 19, 2010
Bobcat Kids' Club - Celebrating 10 Years!

Founded in 2000 by Martha McAfee Krieger ('86/'03) and Michelle Vance Scott ('86/'90), Bobcat Kids' Club was designed to offer a day camp for children of alumni during the annual Alumni Frolic Week. Children in the day camp engage in recreational activities, visit area attractions, do arts and crafts, play games, and have picnics.

Lunch is also included each day. The camp is held Monday - Friday (July 12-16) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults supervise and plan daily activities for campers.

Since its inception, Bobcat Kids' Club has become a very popular attraction during Frolic Week. The campers have enjoyed the fun times and friendships. We only had seven campers our first year, and in 2009, we had 30 campers! "We wanted to find a way to bring alumni with children back to campus during Frolic Week, but most of our friends expressed the need for childcare or children's activities," says Krieger.

After realizing that alumni in their age groups and younger were not attending Frolic Week, Krieger and Scott partnered up to resolve this issue and finally came up with a fun solution that benefits the entire family.

"Bobcat Kids' Club serves two purposes," says Scott. "First, the Club provides an opportunity for the children and grandchildren of alumni to experience LMC in a unique way. This unique experience can be a catalyst for legacy families to be created"�second and third generations of alumni in one family. Secondly, the Bobcat Kids' Club experience is enriching for the children in its programming and it also gives the parents and grandparents time to enjoy their own time during Frolic Week."

In honor of our 10-year anniversary, we will participate in some new programs and share our journey with Frolic Week attendees. The week will end with a celebration party. Krieger says, "Each year we challenge alumni to encourage their friends and former classmates to meet in the mountains for one week and bring their kids. This year we are challenging YOU too"�stay in the dorm, put your kids in the camp, have fun with friends. You'll be back next year!"

Bobcat Kids' Club is for children ages 4-11. The cost is $30 for those staying on-campus $50 for those staying off-campus for the week. Our rate includes daily activities, lunch and camp supplies.

"We look forward to meeting your children!" says Krieger.

For more information on Bobcat Kids' Club, contact Sandy Ramsey at 828-898-8748 or ramsey@lmc.edu. A Teen Camp for children ages 12-15 is also available. The cost is $15 for the week.

Media Contact:

Megan Hall  |  Director of Communications
Tel: 828.898.8729  |  Email: hallm@lmc.edu