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Summer Adventures begin June 2 for K-6 kids

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Summer Adventures begin June 2 for K-6 kids
Park Rapids Minnesota PO Box 111 56470

When June arrives, kids in grades K-6 will have the opportunity to continue the "adventures" they currently experience after school - but with a summer flair.


Summer Adventures, coordinated by Community Education, will begin June 2, running from 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at Century School's 8th Hour classroom.

Kids can arrive for half or full days. They may attend a full week or varied days, Community Education coordinator Jill Dickinson explained. Maximum enrollment per day is 15 children.

Enrollment for the program is currently underway. Cost is $24 per day, $15 for a half day, the program running through Sept. 2.

Breakfast and lunch will be served at the school Monday through Thursday during June and July at no charge. Kids can brown bag lunch Fridays and in August, when lunch and breakfast programs end.

Kids will be walked to baseball, tennis and swimming lessons.

And academics will be addressed. The staff of para professionals, Sue Sumner and Margo Wattenhofer and Tonja Petersen, who subs for the district, will work with parents on children's specific academic needs.

The program comes at the request of parents, Dickinson said.

Student groups will be split according to age. Age appropriate weekly themes will engage imaginations.

Worms and rainbows will be science project subjects.

A trip around the world is on the agenda.

Walking field trips will send kids on exploratory missions.

Students will journal their escapades.

They will be watching their veggies grow in the community garden south of the school. Master Gardener Kim Strickland will assist the young horticulturalists in a garden specific to Summer Adventures.

And the kids will be introduced to cooking what appears in the patch.

Summer Adventures is a provider for the Hubbard and Becker counties child care assistance programs.

For more information, or to enroll, contact Community Education at 237-6600.

Jean Ruzicka
(218) 732-3364