Winter break School's Out Fun Days
YMCA will offer
mini-camp days from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 23, 26, 27 and 30
and Jan. 2 and 3 at the Y Activity Center on Wyatt Avenue. Holiday
activities keep kids busy during the winter school break with games,
recreation, art fun, stories, songs and table games with friends.
Cost is $22 per day for participants in YMCA Before and After School
programs and $29 per day for children not participating in those
programs. Register at the Y office.
Before and After School programs
YMCA offers programs for kids in pre-kindergarten at Adams School
and in kindergarten through sixth grade in District 27, Chester-East
Lincoln and Olympia South Elementary schools. Y Before School
programs begin at 6:30 a.m. and continue until school begins. Y
After School programs begin when school dismisses each day and
continue until 6 p.m., except at Olympia South, where the program
ends at 5:30 p.m. YMCA After School programs cover all early school
dismissals. Snacks, homework assistance, craft fun, recreation,
reading time and table games are just some of the activities
children experience. Costs vary with selected attendance schedules.
or call 735-3915 for details. Registrations are taken at the Y
Girls basketball clinic
There will be a free basketball clinic Tuesday, Jan. 7,
from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Y Activity Center on Wyatt Avenue for girls
in first to sixth grade. The purpose of this clinic is to help girls
develop their basketball skills in preparation of the Y basketball
season. Trained instructors will be in place to help girls on
fundamental skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting and defense.
Registration forms will be available for anyone who wants to sign up
for the upcoming season. Call the YMCA to reserve a spot.
Come join the excitement each Saturday afternoon as girls compete
in full-court basketball. Girls in first through sixth grade will
learn important basketball skills and concepts at weekly practices
and then apply those basketball principles to the games, which will
be played on Saturdays, Jan. 25 to March 1, at the Y Activity Center
gym. Girls in first through third grade play from 1 to 3 p.m., and
girls in fourth to sixth grade play from 3 to 5 p.m. Cost is $45,
and participants must be 2014 Y members. Register at the Y by Jan.
9, before a fee increase. The program is sponsored by Graue Inc.,
Town and Country Bank, Camel's Hair-Em, and SK Davison.
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Go, Red and Green! YMCA cheerleaders will learn cheerleading
skills such as forms, techniques and a wide variety of routines in
Monday sessions, Feb. 3-March 10, at the YMCA Activity Center. The
Y's cheer instructor, Vienna Kodatt, will also instruct cheerleaders
on acrobatic skills and choreographed dancing. Performances will
include games and events in the Lincoln area. The time for
participants from age 4 to first grade will be from 5:30 to 6:15
p.m., followed by second- to fifth-graders from 6:15 to 7 p.m.
Kids in kindergarten through third grade can participate in "The
Art of Circles" class at the Y Activity Center on Wyatt Avenue on
Monday, Jan. 20, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. This is a School's Out Day, so
kids can come to the Y and make masterpieces from a variety of
objects, all in the shape of a circle. Projects include painting
evergreens from cups and adding just a touch of snow, painting with
marbles, bubble-blow art, and finish the class by playing a game
with dice to build snowmen made out of circles. Lots of fun. Cost is
$10 for Y members and $13 for nonmembers. Register at the Y by Jan.
13, before fee increases.
The YMCA invites first- to sixth-grade children to attend the
"Outer Space Party" scheduled for Friday, Jan. 31, from 7 to 9 p.m.
at the Y Activity Center. Kids will have fun with their friends,
playing games such as "UFO Challenge," "Moon Walk" and "Black Hole."
Dust off your astronaut suit and experience outer space. Pizza,
snacks and drinks will be served. Cost is $10 for Y members and $13
for nonmembers. Register by Jan. 27, before fee increases.
[Text from file received from
Lincoln Area YMCA]