The YMCA's Summer Field Trip
Blast program is offering single-day field trips for kids in
first through fifth grade. Nate Bossingham, program director, will
take the 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
Registrations for these field trips should be in one week prior
to each trip.
Are you ready for some football? Registration for the
YMCA's Chad Burnham Flag Football League began on June 9. This
program is for children age 4 through second grade. Teams will be
divided into two age groups: 4-year-olds and kindergarteners, 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
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 the YMCA Activity Center, 719 Wyatt
Ave. YMCA art instructor Lisa Madigan will share information with
the children about recycling, 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 2008 Y members and $60 per child for
nonmembers. The registration deadline is July 7, and the fee
increases $10 after that. Call the YMCA for more information. The
YMCA art program is sponsored by Eaton Corp.
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The YMCA is offering a Golf Clinic at the Lincoln Elks Club
for children kindergarten through eighth grade. Jacob Horton, the
YMCA golf instructor, will teach two sessions: June 23-27 and Aug.
4-7. Participants will be divided into two groups: kindergarten-4th
grade and fifth-eighth grade. Horton will work with each of the
children to improve upon their stance, swing and much more. Spaces
are limited, so register your child today.
Be careful what you throw away! Lisa Madigan will host an
Atlanta Art Camp the week of July 21-25 for children in first to
sixth grade. The registration deadline is July 14. Camp sessions
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. These camps 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.
Gift certificates are now available in any denomination at
the YMCA office for the YMCA program of your choice. These make
great birthday gifts for any child!
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]