NGFC unveils youth summer programs
Tim Brody - Editor
Families looking for fun activities for their children this summer need look no further than the Nishnawbe-Gamik Friendship Centre.
The Friendship Centre held an open house on June 13 to let people know about youth programming and camps they are offering this summer.,
Meghan Wilson shared about four programs the Friendship Centre is offering this summer.
“This year we’re doing our biking program twice a week. We start at the Friendship Centre and bike over to Cedar Bay, do the trails, and then bike back. If kids don’t have a bike, we have bikes they can borrow.
“We’re doing a rookie sports league. In the past, it’s been only baseball, but this year we’re going incorporate other sports, games, play-based outside activities.”
Wilson added, “We also are doing our painted turtle arts camp. It’s week-long visual arts, drama, dance, games. It’s from a group that’s based out of Toronto and they actually travel the world running camps like these.
“We’re also highlighting the equine assisted learning program. That’s a program geared for grades seven and up and it’s part of the Youth Poverty Reduction Strategy… We’re hoping to get that ready to go by July.”
Wilson said the programs begin in July, are free to attend, and are open to all children in the community.
Anyone who would like to learn more about these programs and how to register their children for them can contact Wilson at 737-1903.
Program details are also available on the Nishnawbe-Gamik Friendship Centre’s Facebook page.