Tuesday, July 6, 2010  
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Quote of the Week
“Every terrain is a little bit different. You can’t really get any preconceived notions when you’re doing this.”
- Terry Grant  
- on filming an episode of   
Mantracker in the Pass   

 

 
The Crowsnest Pass Boys and Girls Club is not only back in action, they are bringing a full slate of fun summer programming to local youth every week this July and August.
Program Director Amanda Gail says that they have recently revamped the schedule and made some age group alterations since the last time they reported their summer plans. In addition, they have been busy fundraising and taking part in community events, including Bellecrest Days and Canada Day.
The club will host week-long sets of programs for ages 5-8 and 9-12 each month, along with two weeks per month for ages 5-17.
Gail says they decided to open up more weeks for the broader age group because of the limited child care options in the Pass. The second and fourth weeks of both July and August will be dedicated to activities for all youth ages, including a family day for the last programming day of each month –– at the Bellevue Undergound Mine and Fireman's Park in July, and at Chinook Lake in August.
Summer programs cost $20 per day, and $30 per day when overnight campouts are involved. Each day program will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 
This is less expensive than a day-long babysitter, and lets children and youth interact with one another in a fun environment.
Gail says that parents can sign their children up for an entire week or only for specific days. For campouts, she says, they encourage a parent to come along if possible.
"People can sign up throughout the summer as well," she says, even with the registration event passed. She says that they will try to work with people as much as possible to meet their needs.
July's programs will focus on the environment, and will include activities such as scavenger hunts, nature hikes, recycling activities, and games that will promote teamwork and leadership.
August will focus on wildlife and nature, and will feature presentations from Fish and Wildlife, plant identification, wilderness hikes, animal track activities, and more.
The Club will be fundraising money on Friday, July 16, during Rum Runner Days, by holding a dunk tank activity at Gazebo Park in Blairmore from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. They sold cotton candy during Bellecrest Days, and planned to continue selling it during Canada Day celebrations at Flumerfelt Park and at the Alberta Tourism Centre in Sentinel.
For more information, contact the club at 403-562-8664, or visit them online at www.bgccrowsnestpass.com for program listings.
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