Boys Achieving More (BAM!)

Thank you so much for your interest in BAM!  Our program has currently accepted the maximum number of applicants for the fall session and registration is now CLOSED.  Registration for the April session will begin in the spring of 2019. 

Please direct all inquiries HERE, including questions about being placed on a WAITING LIST. 

 

The Fall Session will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 10:45AM to 5:00PM at Seton Scout Reservation, 363 Riversville Road in Greenwich.  Attendees are required to attend the full day.  The event will proceed regardless of weather and will take place in Rain/Snow or Shine.

Boys Achieving More, or BAM! was created by the Junior League of Greenwich to facilitate a discussion amongst 5th grade boys on the over-arching concepts of respect, trust, communication and leadership.

To engage the youngsters, three facilitators from local organizations – Bob D’Angelo from the Greenwich YMCA, Bobby Walker from the Greenwich Boys & Girls Club, and TJ Ramirez from ReachPREP in Stamford, along with the Greenwich Boy Scouts Council – worked with the Junior League to design activities to engage the participants in the desired topics of discussion.

Bob D’Angelo (YMCA) and Junior League members create an “Amazing Race” through a portion of the Seton Scout Reservation where the participants walk in line through fallen trees in the woods, throw wood spears against a natural target, throw colored (environmentally friendly) paint powder against a rock, and fall off a log into a rope ladder held by the other participants.  These activities facilitate discussions on trust, health and exercise, balance, focus, and respect for other people, regardless of appearance.

Bobby Walker (Boys & Girls Club) leads a “Survival Skills” workshop with Junior League members where the boys hike a trail through the woods, discussing leadership qualities, what it means to be a good leader, and how to get to know the people around you. The boys will become “lost,” choose a leader from amongst themselves, and find their way back to home base.

TJ Ramirez (ReachPREP) works with the Low Ropes course at Camp Seton and the Junior League members in a workshop focused on trust, communication and teamwork.  Each “climber” will navigate the rock wall, focusing on directions from his peer “spotter” to locate the appropriate hand and feet grips, trusting that the spotter will guide him up the walls and through the course.  Then, the entire group will go to the “Whale Watch,” a large wooden balance board, where they have to work as a team, communicating to balance the board for 60 seconds then get off the board one by one without letting it touch the ground.

  • The program is FREE to the community
  • Each session will hold 36 5th grade boys
  • Please direct all inquires here, including questions about being placed on a WAITING LIST.

**Signed release forms by a parent or guardian are required by the Junior League of Greenwich to participate in the BAM! program.**

Please click HERE to download Session Information.

Once you have signed the forms (no electronic signatures), please mail to:

Junior League of Greenwich
231 East Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
Attn: BAM!

Don’t miss out!