We have had a great first week so far in our After-school program! Thank you to everyone who participated!
We got to know the Center through a ‘tour the KYC’ scavenger hunt!
We had our Check-in outside yesterday!
We played corn-hole as a group!
Lava Lamps with Shelly. Thank you Shelly!
We will offer more fun this afternoon and next week!
Yesterday our summer programs came to an end. What a great summer! (the after-school program will resume on Monday September 18; see you then!). Throughout the summer, we swam at several beaches and natural pools, visited museums and attractions, climbed many local mountains, and made a few stops for ice cream! A big thank you to the local supporters who made these amazing programs possible!
One of our first hikes was to the summit of Mt. Major in Alton. This has to be one of the best views in the Lakes Region! Plus, we got to stop for pizza on the way home.
Sentinel Mountain! We really lucked out on weather for almost every hike we took!
We took advantage of an invitation to the beach at Camp Sentinel, following our hike to Sentinel Mountain.
Hanging out with White Horse! We visited our friends from White Horse at ‘The Shed.’ White Horse will continue to volunteer with us each Wednesday.
We visited Squam Lake Natural Science Center and learned about local wildlife.
After a hike to Green Mountain, we went Go-Karting. Go-Go Green Mountain!
We rode the mountain coaster at Gunstock!
A visit to the Libby Museum right here in Wolfeboro!
Another hike on a beautiful summer day…Mt. Roberts! The last step in preparing for a big end of summer goal…
The last hike of the summer took us to Cannon Mountain, one of NH’s 4000 foot peaks! There are only 48 peaks in NH over 4000 feet. Hard work paid off on the KYC’s accent of this iconic mountain. Nice work KYC!
The KYC did all of this and so much more this past summer! What a great use of our school vacation! Thank you to all KYC members who participated. Another big thank you to all supporters who made this possible.
Today we visited Squam Lake Science Center and then went for a swim! What a great day in KYC Summer Programs! Our next program is Museum, Movie, and Mammals on August 2. See you there!
Summer programs are off to a great start! Last week we climbed Sentinel Mountain, visited White Horse Addiction Center, and went swimming at Camp Sentinel! Today we hiked Green Mountain and then drove Go Karts!
Yesterday we continued our Summer Programs with fundraising and Ice Cream! A fun mix of work and play!
Our group took to downtown Wolfeboro, approaching our town’s generous businesses to inquire about sponsorship for our Chili Challenge. Thank you so much to the local businesses who are considering sponsorship opportunities!
We paid a visit to our Board of Directors to say ‘hi’ and report our progress.
When the work was done, we celebrated with ice cream from Bailey’s Bubble.
Thanks to all who participated!
Thank you to the Wright Museum for generously hosting our first program of the summer! We toured the entire museum and learned about life during WWII. An informative video and time with their expert staff provided answers to our questions about this influential era! Check out the link to the Wright Museum’s website to learn more!
We are offering 12 programs this summer. Check them out with the link below!
See you there!
Today is the last day of the KYC Afterschool Program for the 2016-2017 school year. Next week we launch into an exciting series of 12 full-day and half-day summer programs! Check out the BTAS! tab under ‘upcoming events’ for the full schedule.
This school year, the Kingswood Youth Center reached over 275 high school and middle school students. We offered our long-standing afterschool program, in addition to 100 hours of additional programs (BTAS!), including many full-day programs and an overnight. What a fun year! Please sit back and browse the ‘Best of 2016-2017 School Year!’
We acknowledged Red Ribbon Week by making a giant Ribbon, decorated with our substance free passions.
A Teen Council provided peer-leadership and led activities for us. At Halloween the Teen Council put on a ‘haunted trail.’
We gave thanks and had a turkey dinner for Thanksgiving.
We gave back through volunteering at the Lakes Region Humane Society…
…and the Food Pantry Garden in Wolfeboro…
…and through decorating bird feeders for local retirement communities.
We decorated a tree for the Festival of Trees!
Joanne Helped with woodworking and more.
Jeremy was always up for games, whether tossing a football, cards, or table tennis.
Ellen loved to get out and explore with us!
Eric was up for just about any wholesome fun!
Megan (and Gage!) was always available to chat and hang out!
Yes there really was a pig in the KYC! Wildlife Encounters offered a live animal demonstration.
We hiked a lot!
We built our own corn-hole game…
…which brought lots of fun with friends.
We made a GaGa Pit too…
…and enjoyed even more outdoor fun!
Sometimes we dropped everything for a spontaneous afternoon at the beach…
…or the park.
We made music…
…and created works of art.
Sometimes we were serious… (Guest speaker Trooper Michno, giving his perspective on prevention.)
…other times not so much.
BTAS! (beyond the after-school) offered us many new opportunities…
…including the KYC’s first ever overnight!
We offered YouthMax with Caroline…
…and Cooking Matters For Teens with Joy.
Did we miss anything?..Of course we did; we did so much more…
Thanks everyone for a great year. See you in our summer programs and then in September for another year of the Afterschool Program.
Last week our BTAS! program consisted of a camp fire! We worked together to gather wood and safely kindle a fire. Then we enjoyed a cookout. We could not have asked for better spring weather!
Many hands make light work! After a quick walk on the KYC nature trail, we had plenty of dry wood for our camp fire.
This pile kept the fire going throughout the event.
Tending the fire.
Zachary setting up the grill. We had BBQ turkey and an assortment of sides!
Thanks to everyone who participated. This week KYCers are invited to stay until 7:00 on both Wednesday and Thursday!