By Mo Cranker
Alberta Newspaper Group
Kids in Bow Island and the surrounding areas will have no excuses for staying inside all summer.
The Summer Fun Program is running for yet another year and registration is now open for people in the Bow Island area.
“This is a program for kids ages 10-14,” said organizer Kaitlyn Byam. “The program starts in July and ends in August and we usually run activities twice each week for an hour and a half.
“We try and do fun activities to keep kids busy and having fun during the summer.”
The program features two away trips and there is no limit on how many kids can join the program.
“We’ll keep accepting kids and they can join at any point during the summer,” said Byam. “It’s a really fun time and I know there’s people looking forward to it.”
The program features tie dye, science experiments, a scavenger hunt, a lemonade stand and other fun events.
“On top of the fun stuff we do, we try and plan two days around community service,” said Byam. “The first one will be the lemonade stand – I’m still trying to figure out what the other will be.”
Byam says around 20 kids usually take part in the program every summer.
“It’s normally just kids from Bow Island but if people from outside want to come they are welcome,” she said. “We don’t turn anyone away.
“We know a lot of kids play a lot of video games so this is a way for us to get them out of that a bit.”
Admission into the program is $40 and people can sign their kids up by going to the CRC, the town office or the library – all of which have stations to sign people up.