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YMCA hosts day camp, after school programs

Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 12:54 pm

YMCA Day Camp was held at Louisiana Elementary School from June 30 to Aug. 8 for children from all over Pike County.

Many important things have been happening in Day Camp this summer.

One addition is summer lunches being provided by Operation Food Search in St. Louis and catered by Crossroads General Store in Bowling Green.  The meals have been great and really enjoyed by the children.

Other Day Camp activities included arts and crafts, playing board games, walking club, making ice cream, tie-dying t-shirts, reading and library time, swimming, computers, gym time, and outside play.

Twin Pike Family YMCA before and after school programs are getting ready to start with the school year in August.

Children in the programs will be participating in academic and enrichment activities.

Each child participates in a science, technology, engineering, or math activity weekly.  These activities will be prepared and delivered by Cindy Cerven at Bowling Green and Frankford; by Rachel Turner at BONCL and Clopton; and by Christina Hoskins at Louisiana.

Children will have the opportunity to complete homework with experienced help. Food and nutrition classes, daily exercise, computer/iPad time, reading and math activities, art and craft projects, games and choice times are all part of the weekly routine.

The Lay Family Foundation provides enrichment courses throughout the year.

This year’s programs include gardening, learning how to exercise using the different muscles in your body, Spanish classes, making healthy food choices, using newspapers in education, and camera and photography basics.

A healthy snack is served each day after school.

Applications may be picked up at Twin Pike Family YMCA or the local elementary schools.

Participants of the YMCA Day Camp enjoy lunch.

Participants of the YMCA Day Camp enjoy lunch.