Safekey will transition from the before and after school recreation program to a full day of fun filled activities from 7 am6 pm Monday through Friday at the Recreation Department starting June 11th. Each year the coordinators of this summer program look for new ways to engage the children. According to Summer Parks co-coordinator Dena Weinberg, “we want to get the children in touch with the natural world around them.” Community Gardener Cheryl Waites has offered to help put together a scavenger hunt for the children where they will use pictures of plants in the Boulder City Community Garden for a lesson in plant identification. The children will work together to develop the concept of working in a team environment. It might even be that the kids will find a little something to nibble on. This approach will provide children a true Community Garden experience.
If you are one of those lucky people who have a fruit tree that will produce more fruit than you can eat yourself, please consider sharing some with the children of the Summer Parks program. If you’re willing, it may be that we can bring the children to your house to harvest the fruit firsthand.
Museum Coordinator Laura Hutton has offered to help put together a different type of scavenger hunt within the Museum and 31’ers Room. The activity will provide the children with an opportunity to get to know their local history in a way that is meaningful and relative to their every day life. This experience will incorporate the benefits of evaporative cooling and the 31’ers story about how pioneers used wet sheets to keep cool during summer months when there was no such thing as air conditioning.
Children are natural sponges of information and the Recreation Department is excited to offer a wealth of information and experiences to build resourceful, confident, community-minded youth with a strong connection to the town in which they live.
Please register in advance for the Summer Parks program at the Recreation Department at 900 Arizona Street or for more information call 293-9256.
Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the Saturday, June 9th Line Dance evening at the DWP with a free class from 6-7pm and dancing from 7-9 pm for only $5.
For further information, please call 702-293-9256 or visit bcnv.org.