Last week we hiked Bayle Mountain in Ossipee, followed by a quick swim to cool off! Great job, teens! It wasn’t easy but you did it!
This month the KYC hosted an Open House! Visitors enjoyed refreshments, checking out what’s going around the KYC (monarch butterflies! Cup towers!) and played some heated games of corn-hole on our handmade boards! Thanks to all who swung through! It was great to see old and new faces alike!
The Kingswood Youth Center had the opportunity to meet and visit with WWII expert, journalist, and author Alex Kershaw at the Wright Museum last week. A Netflix mini-series was made based off of his best-selling book The Liberator. Alex chatted with our teens and both asked and answered thought-provoking questions. A huge thank you to @wrightmuseumofwwii for hosting this event!
Last week’s programs didn’t disappoint! A campfire with s’mores and a sunset swim really made for a classic evening program at the KYC!
Family Field Night! What a blast! Our teens set up stations for face-painting, treats, games and a coloring contest! It was great to see everyone working together and getting excited to do something fun for the community! It was a really hot day, so we ended with an evening swimming at Albee Beach to relax and cool off! We hope everyone is staying cool and enjoying time in the water if they can!
We had a wonderful end-of-the-school-year celebration. We honored the board members, volunteers, and teens who have helped us enjoy another successful school year of programs! A HUGE congratulations and thank you to our Volunteer of the Year, Eric Moran with White Horse Recovery. Eric has brought with him joy, honesty, and support to the staff and teens at the KYC. His connection with teens has truly made a difference in lives, and we see it regularly. Eric uses connection, education, vulnerability, and honesty to teach substance misuse prevention and it works! Thank you for everything, Eric!
Wow! We received a donation of gorgeous cut flowers from @fullmoonfarmnh to create floral arrangements! We worked together to learn how to create an appealing bouquet and then everyone brought theirs home! A huge thank you to Jen and Kevin French for this educational and beautiful activity!
Please contact the KYC for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org; 603-569-5949. August programs TBA!
WE HAVE A NEW GAG PIT! Since we were introduced to gaga ball about five years ago, it’s been a staple in our programs here at the KYC! We started with a pit we built here at the KYC in our woodworking program. However, we upgraded this last week to a bigger and more stable Gaga Ball pit! We love this game and are excited to use this new addition to our outdoor space!