This topic is for blog entries about the projects we will be undergoing during our “Maintenance Week”. Here you’ll find updates as we make our way through each project.
Johnson County Family YMCA Receives Donation
From Rocky Mountain Power Foundation
Thanks to a $4,000 grant from the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation, the Johnson County Family YMCA will be able to continue to offering its Low-Impact Cardio supervised exercise program where individuals learn to self-manage cardiovascular health.
“We appreciate this generous donation from the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation,” said Mike Quast, YMCA director. “Being able to work with the Foundation allows the YMCA to continue promoting healthy and active lifestyle choices for those of all ages and abilities.”
“We are pleased to support the Johnson County Family YMCA with this donation from our Foundation,” said Leslie Blythe, Rocky Mountain Power regional business manager. “As part of this community, Rocky Mountain Power is grateful for all the work the YMCA does to help promote cardiovascular health in Buffalo and Johnson County.”
About the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation: The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation is part of the PacifiCorp Foundation, one of the largest utility-endowed foundations in the United States. The foundation was created in 1988 by PacifiCorp, an electric utility serving 1.8 million customers in six Western states as Rocky Mountain Power (Utah, Wyoming and Idaho) and Pacific Power (Oregon, Washington and California). The foundation’s mission, through charitable investments, is to support the growth and vitality of the communities served by Pacific Power and Rocky Mountain Power. For more information, visit www.rockymountainpower.net/foundation.
Camp Ensures Kids Have The Best Summer Ever!
Friendship, Belonging, Accomplishment
Summer Camp is about learning new skills, developing character, and making friends. However, few environments are as special as camp, where kids become part of a community as they learn how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social, and educational activities.
Summer Camp at the Y in the Park is a fun and happy place to enjoy the summer. The days are filled with playing games, creative arts and crafts, exploring science and technology, swimming, participating in field trips, appreciating nature, and discovering our community. It also provides youth with supervised activities that teach core values, conflict resolution, and leadership skills. Our camp counselors are dedicated to making sure that camp is an amazing experience for every kid who attends.
Come and join the adventure!
Y in the Park Summer Camp:
* Monday – Friday, starting on Tuesday, May 31st – August 22nd from 7:30am – 5:30pm
* For kids who are either 6 years old or have completed kindergarten through 6th grade
* $22/day or $85/week for Y members
* $30/day or $110/week for non-members
* Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided
* Dress to play outside and bring a swimsuit and towel every day
* Weekly schedules will be available with additional information
CAMP READERS CLUB
It’s fun to read!
This summer we will continue our Camp Readers Club to help kids prevent summer learning loss. The program will focus on phonics, writing, and reading to boost literacy skills, along with enrichment activities to support their physical, social, and emotional growth.
However, we know that to kids that sounds boring…. we will be teaching kids that reading can give you a break from a daily routine. Reading will expose kids to new experiences, as well as help stimulate their developing imaginations and creativity. We want kids to know that reading is a versatile form of entertainment that brings forth inspiration in our lives. We will use tongue twisters, poetry, riddles, music, comics, art, and so much more.
Each day during Summer Camp, kids will have the opportunity to listen to staff and peers read stories out loud. They will be journaling and discussing alternative endings. They will even create their own versions of these and other stories that they may hear or already know.
The camp will visit the Johnson County Public Library on a weekly basis, giving the kids an opportunity to find and share books that they feel are interesting. When kids read, they have more self-confidence, better behavior, and are able to communicate with other people more effectively.
Y IN THE PARK
At the Y in the Park, kids are in a safe environment with nurturing adults where they feel welcome, and explore new talents and interests to reach their potential. We want to ensure that kids in our camp program go home with so much excitement for all they’ve accomplished and enjoyed that they can’t wait to come back the next day.