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[June 21, 2008]
The YMCA, along with the help of Lincoln
College women's basketball coach Carol Wilson, will host a
basketball camp July 28-Aug. 1 for girls entering first through
sixth grades. Camp sessions will be at the Lincoln Junior High gym.
First- to third-graders will meet from 9 to 10 a.m., and fourth- to
sixth-graders will follow them at 10 to 11 a.m. All current YMCA
members will receive $5 off their registration. Registrations will
be accepted until July 18, with a $10 fee increase after that.
Wilson and her staff will work on the fundamentals of basketball:
improving upon dribbling, passing, shooting and many more. Sign up
your future WNBA player today at the YMCA office.
The YMCA is hosting a
3-on-3 soccer tournament the weekend of July 18-20 for children
entering first through eighth grade. Games will be played at the
Lincoln Developmental Center and the YMCA Activity Center, 719 Wyatt
Ave. Teams may register up to four players for substitution
purposes. Registrations are accepted until July 11. A $10 fee
increase per team will be added for registrations received after
July 11. The soccer tournament will be a double-elimination format,
so teams are guaranteed at least two games. Register today for a fun
and exciting weekend of soccer.
The YMCA's next session of
swimming lessons starts June 30 at the Lincoln Elks Club.
Lessons are offered in both the mornings and evenings. The
YMCA-trained instructors will teach progressive lessons for children
6 months to 12 years old. Lessons are filling up quickly, so
register your child soon to reserve a spot.
The YMCA's Summer Field Trip
Blast program is offering single-day field trips for kids
entering first through fifth grade. The YMCA will take children to
various fun-filled destinations. The next available trips for the
three age groups are:
July 1, third and
fourth grade -- Children's Museum, Decatur
July 3, fourth and
fifth grade -- Splashdown, East Peoria
July 15, first and second grade -- Fon
du Lac Farm Park, East Peoria
Please have registrations for these field trips in one week prior
to each trip.
Registration for the YMCA's Chad Burnham Flag Football League
began June 9. This program is for children from age 4 through
second grade. Teams will be broken into two age groups: 4-year-olds
and kindergartners, and first- and second-graders. Each team
practices once a week and plays games on Saturday mornings. The YMCA
will accept registrations until July 7. The fee increases $10 after
July 7. Don't miss out on this awesome experience. The Chad Burnham
Flag Football League is sponsored by friends and family of Chad
Burnham and Joe Ryan at Country Financial.
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Lincoln Area YMCA will host a Recycled Art Camp for
children entering first through sixth grade. Sessions will be July
14-18, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., at 719 Wyatt Ave. YMCA art instructor
Lisa Madigan will share recycling information with the children, and
they'll make art projects from recycled material. Projects include
aluminum can characters, mosaics from junk mail and wall reliefs
from recycled picture frames. The cost is $50 per child for Y
members and $60 for nonmembers. The registration deadline is July 7
and the fee increases $10 after the deadline. Call the YMCA for more
information. The YMCA art program is sponsored by Eaton Corp.
Be careful of what you throw away! Madigan will also host an
Atlanta Art Camp for children entering first through sixth
grade. Sessions will be July 21-25, with a registration deadline on
July 14. Camp will run from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Atlanta Park. The
theme for this camp is "One Man's Trash Is Another Man's Treasure."
Students will learn about recycling and be encouraged to use their
imagination to turn "trash" into whimsical works of art. This camp
will be great fun for everyone involved, so register your child
today! Registrations are available at these locations: Atlanta
National Bank, Atlanta Library, Mount Hope Funks Grove Library and
the Atlanta Country Market.
It's still not too late to register your child for YMCA Summer
Day Camp. Kindergarten through sixth-graders will be separated
into two different camps: K-3 and preteen. Sessions will be from 6
a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at 719 Wyatt Ave. Camp ends Aug. 15. Then there
will be an "Extended Camp" Aug. 18-27. Don't let your kids miss out
on all the fun-filled activities that their friends are enjoying!
Register today at the YMCA office.
For more details on YMCA programs and events, contact the Lincoln
Area YMCA at 735-3915; 604 Broadway St., Suite 1; or visit
[Text from file received from
Lincoln Area YMCA]