Lincoln Y is making summer fun

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Summer at the Lincoln Area Y is a fun and busy place to be. At Seven Seas Art Camp, this week's theme, "Reading Rocks," was developed to encourage the kids to find out why and how reading is important.

Pictures by Marla Blair

Ashton Koontz, a first-grader at Zion Lutheran, shared his picture story with friends. His story told of two dogs who climbed a tall tree and disappeared into the leaves. His favorite part of summer camp is lunch and going to the pool.

Sabrina Matson, coordinator of the Y's Before and After School program, sat with kindergartner Clayten Manley and listened to his picture story. During the summer, Sabrina coordinates art camp and other areas of activity.


Sam Hoefs, an eighth-grader at Chester-East Lincoln, is spending his first summer in the Leaders In Training program at the Lincoln Y. He enjoys swimming and all the activities with the kids.

One of the things kids are encouraged to do at the Lincoln Y is to cooperate and be good to each other. Playing in groups and sharing time together are good opportunities to practice those skills.


Summer coordinator Sabrina Matson and counselor Shelby Voyles wrap up the morning while the kids get ready for lunch.

Leader trainee Bryson Maxey, a seventh-grader at LJHS, has attended Y programs since he was in fourth grade.



Gladys Elkins has been a Y summer counselor for six years. During the school year she is a Foster Grandparent at Zion Lutheran School.

Art camp kids and counselors bring their lunch every day. The Y Activity Center and the yard's big trees provide great shade and give everyone the opportunity to enjoy being outside.


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