Sum­mer Fun at­ten­dance hold­ing steady

The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE - Allie Ruck­man

This year’s Sum­mer Fun Pro­gram is in full swing this year, with a num­ber of new ac­tiv­i­ties for Drumheller’s youth.

New this year is theme weeks. Ev­ery week has a dif­fer­ent theme and the ac­tiv­i­ties of that week cor­re­spond with it.

“Our first week we had a sci­ence theme so we went to the Telus Spark Sci­ence cen­tre. This week we went to Wild Rapids wa­ter park in Syl­van Lake. Next week, our theme is about di­nosaurs so we are stay­ing lo­cal and do­ing a dig for fos­sils,” says Co­or­di­na­tor Jodi McIl­wraith.

The pro­gram has about 30 kids en­rolled a day. This is about the same rate Sum­mer Fun was at last year.

“Things are go­ing re­ally well this year. We are not in need of any ex­tra sup­plies, ev­ery child is pro­vided with what they need,” says McIl­wraith.

The pro­gram in­cludes phys­i­cal lit­er­acy, li­brary time, swim­ming, crafts as well as cook­ing and bak­ing for kids aged 8-12. “The ac­tiv­i­ties such as cre­ative arts or swim­ming is geared to­wards their age. The older kids have dif­fer­ent ac­tiv­i­ties,” in­forms McIl­wraith.

Next week is na­ture week for the chil­dren of Sum­mer Fun. On Thurs­day, July 28 they will be head­ing off to the Dis­cov­ery Wildlife Park in In­n­is­fail.

Things are go­ing re­ally well this year. We are not in need of any ex­tra sup­plies, ev­ery child is pro­vided with what they need.” Jodi Mcll­wraith Sum­mer Fun Co­or­di­na­tor

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Sum­mer Fun makes a splash dur­ing their Awe­some Aqua Ad­ven­tures theme week at the Drumheller Aquaplex.

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