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12th Annual Chili Challenge Sept 25th!

i Sep 15th by

We would love it if you joined us for our 12th Annual Chili Challenge! It is always a great time, and it’s a fun and easy way to show your support!

We will be holding the Chili Challenge in a new location this year in conjunction with Wolfeboro Parks and Recreation’s annual Fall Festival! You will be able to find us under the pavilion at Foss Field,
right by the basketball courts .

We hope to see you there!

 

Team building and more!

i Sep 15th by
Team Building! We love doing these games throughout the year for teens to work on their problem solving skills, cooperation, and to have fun! Monday was no exception. It was great to see how creatively these teens (and staff!) completed the tasks, with lots of laughter involved! Kendyl also led the group through some music and feelings exercises, where she played a few different songs on guitar and piano and we tuned in to how those songs made us feel. 🎶

Back To School!

i Sep 13th by

We hope everyone’s first week back at school is going well so far! Our school-year programs are off to a fantastic start. We’ve gotten to know each other a little better through some games (two truths and a lie), sharing sessions, and competitions! Life sized tic-tac-toe was a fun way to compete and run! And of course we’ve been playing gaga ball and nuke-em! We also have an intern from UNH this semester named Kendyl, who we have been getting to know. We are looking forward to seeing some new faces around here with the incoming 7th graders at KRMS! And we always love seeing familiar faces as well 😊

 

Last Day of Summer Programs!

i Sep 1st by
Yesterday was Giant Jenga and prepping for our Chili Challenge fundraiser! Thanks so much to our KYC teens and our volunteer Diane for all of the help! Our fundraiser will be Sept 25th at Foss Field under the pavilion from 11:30-2:30. We would love to see you there!

A Few Of Our Favorite Things!

i Aug 26th by

We think the KYC would have to consider the game Nukem to be the #1 game at the KYC this last year! It gets pretty competitive! Plus, this week we played another favorite called Fishbowl! Lots of laughing! Also, did you know we’ve been offering teens and their families garden fresh produce this summer? We’ve collaborated with the Wolfeboro Food Pantry garden, and they have generously donated so much fresh produce to the KYC. We also have our own small garden which produces some delicious tomatoes!

 

Aviation Archaeological Expedition

i Aug 25th by
Yesterday we hiked Belknap Mt. with a great group of teens! At the top there was a wooden fire tower, which was fun to explore. Then, a KYC teen led a Mindfulness practice for the whole group, which was a great setting to really appreciate and notice our surroundings. After that we hiked down to check out the site of a plane crash from the 1970’s! Then we went to Alton Bay to cool off and enjoy the awesome dock there! Both staff made sure to jump in as well, which is becoming an annual end-of-summer-break tradition. One more week of summer programs to go, then we will gear up for our after school program!

A Visit to Lakes Region Human Society

i Aug 25th by

Last week we visited the Lakes Region Humane Society to socialize with the cats and the rabbit they have right now! Petting and interacting with animals is shown to be therapeutic; it can reduce boredom, improve mood and general well being, increase activity, AND reduce screen time. We were lucky enough to snuggle and pet these gentle animals for an afternoon.

 

Swimming with Chucky Rosa!

i Aug 19th by

We had such a fun, busy, and meaningful day in Seabrook yesterday! First, we swam with Chuckys Fight in the name of substance misuse prevention. Then we got to visit his farm (pigs! goats! chickens! ducks! veggies!), and some students got a boxing lesson from professional trainer New England Cavalry. After that we spent the afternoon relaxing back at the beach, exploring tide pools, chatting, swimming, and snacking. This is the KYC’s 4th trip down to Seabrook to swim with Chucky! Also thanks to Eric from White Horse Recovery for driving down and joining us! All in all, it was a perfect summer day!

 

A Visit To Lakes Region Community College (plus Weirs Beach!)

i Aug 5th by

We visited Lakes Region Community College on Tuesday! We got to tour the facility, see campus living, and learned a lot about this great option! We ended the day at Weirs Beach and had so much fun!

 

Hello August!

i Aug 4th by

We kicked off the start of August with some of our favorite things! Art projects, gaga ball, a great dinner, and movie night (with theater style popcorn, of course). We were lucky enough to have a visit from one of our board members, Jim, who is a retired art teacher! We hope the beginning of August is going as well for you as it is for us!