Flowers Gone Wild! In Y art class, kids will make
giant paper tissue flowers on a stem and also learn to draw large
hippie-style flowers, stems and leaves, and then paint them with
psychedelic colors from the '70s. Come and have some flower-power
fun using neon-colored paper, markers and paint. This class is for
children in kindergarten to third grade. Monday, April 21.
Kids Bike Ride
The YMCA will host its 2nd annual Kids Bike Ride in May. The
5-mile course takes riders around historic sites of the Lincoln area
and offers entertainment and exercise for the whole family. Snacks
and drinks are included. Age 4 to sixth grade. Parents of all
participants ride for free. Saturday, May 10.
Scatterball and kickball
Scatterball and kickball are two popular, up-and-coming sports in
America. Participants will start off playing scatterball, a gym game
combining tag and dodgeball, and finish with kickball, like baseball
without the bats. Twice the fun for everyone. Pay for one sport and
get the other free. Age 3 1/2 to sixth grade. Thursdays, April
Hit a home run with softball. Y instructor Lisa Laforge will put
the "fun" in "fundamentals" of softball. These instructional
sessions will include catching, fielding, hitting, running bases and
much more. The most fun will come on the last night, when
participants compete against their parents in a live-game scrimmage.
Ages 8-12. Tuesday-Thursday, May 13-15.
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Y Summer Day Camp provides an opportunity for children to
experience a fun-filled summer making new friends and learning with
qualified, nurturing, high-energy Y counselors. What determines the
success of Y camp? Y kids are guaranteed to come home each night
tired, dirty and hungry. Kids learn to lead, to share and to work as
a team. Children make great memories, laugh and smile a lot, as camp
puts play in their day. The day camp activities include daily
exercise, character-building lessons, weekly water park field trips,
water play days, outdoor recreation, Bible stories, art, reading,
music and more. Day camp is for kids from kindergarten to sixth
grade. June 4-Aug. 29.
Y swim lessons are at the Elks, and the first session begins on
June 16 The Y offers three two-week sessions for ages 3-12. There is
also a parent and child class for children 6 months to 3 years old.
Swimmers will learn the basics of swimming and water safety for the
younger groups and more advanced swim strokes and techniques as they
get older. Private and adult lessons are also available upon
[Text from file received from
Lincoln Area YMCA]