NEWBERRY — The Newberry YMCA after school program is off and running this year with a new Food and Fun curriculum that teaches kids about nutrition and exercise through fun activities centered around healthy living habits.
Each day the kids are picked up from area schools and brought to the YMCA to have healthy snacks, physical activities, games and time for homework.
When the kids are out of school for a day the YMCA plans special activities along with our curriculum. On Oct. 5, the kids were treated with a visit from Glenn Hamm who brought a fire truck for them to learn about and actually gear up and get in the fire truck. They learned about what the firefighters actually do and all they have to learn to carry out the jobs that can save people’s lives.
On Nov. 5-6, the YMCA has special events planned for the out of school days.
On Nov. 5, the YMCA will have a dentist come and talk to them about taking care of their teeth and how important it is for healthy living. In addition, there will be a person from the sheriff’s department visiting and impressing upon them the importance of the YMCA core values of caring, honesty and respect.
On Nov. 6, the YMCA will be taking the group to the Sease Farm Corn Maze from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The Corn Maze is an eight-acre maze that you navigate through with clues, pictures, and games.
If you are not currently participating in the after school program you can still take advantage of our Schools-Out special event but you must pre-register for participation.
For more information, please contact Khristia Webb at 276-9936.