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BTAS! Sunset Hike to Moody Mountain!

i Oct 12th by

BTAS! (beyond the after school) programs continued last night with a sunset fall hike to Moody Mountain.  Moody Mountain is the highest point in the town of Wolefboro.  Near the summit there is a small cabin, which is open to the public.  At the end of our afterschool program, we had an early dinner of pizza before heading out for our evening hike.  We enjoyed hot chocolate and some nice views near the cabin.

Preparing our pizza dinner to fuel us for the evening hike.  Homemade dough, made with stone-ground wheat flour…delicious and nutritious.

Making our way up the access road to the cabin.  It’s starting to really feel like fall!

Looking through the log book in the cabin.  We looked back and found several of our other entries from past KYC trips.

Our group at the cabin…a great group and a very cool spot.

One last photo before heading down to beat darkness.  A great outing with the KYC.

Thank You Forest Pump!

i Oct 11th by

A big thank you to Forest Pump for their generous, reliable, and professional well services here at the KYC!  Check out the link to view Forest Pump’s website http://www.forestpump.com/index.html

Painted Pumpkin Patch!

i Oct 10th by

This past weekend, 10 contestants from the KYC entered into The Wolfeboro Cultural Collaborative’s Painted Pumpkin Patch Contest!  This was our first BTAS! evening activity of the school year.

Event Day!

Artwork from our group displayed on at the event!

Our group won a first, second, and a third prize in the Teen division!  Nice work KYC!

Throwback Thursday

i Oct 5th by

BTAS! trip to Mackenzie Farm last fall!  BTAS! programs stated yesterday with pumpkin painting!  We will offer evening programs each Wednesday evening.

Thank You Spider Web Gardens!

i Oct 4th by

Thank you to Spider Web Gardens for donating 20 pumpkins!

This evening we stay late for BTAS! to paint pumpkins for the Painted Pumpkin Patch Contest!


i Sep 27th by

Do you know what BTAS! is?  BTAS! stands for beyond the after-school; BTAS! programs are the programs the KYC offers on school vacations, in the evening, and on weekends!  BTAS! starts next week, check out the schedule below:

Like any KYC program, BTAS! programs include a meal and are free to Kingswood High School and Middle Schoolers.  You can check out our BTAS! schedule anytime by clicking on the Upcoming Events Tab.  http://thekyc.org/news/beyond-the-after-school-btas/

BTAS! programs have included field trips, hikes, dinner and movie nights, paint nights, ice skating, team building programs, an overnight to Camp Sentinel, and much more!

Camp Sentinel!

Fire Tower on Green Mountain!

Ice Skating!


Squam Lakes Science Center!

…and these are just a few!

Great First Week!

i Sep 21st by

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!

Call For Volunteers!

i Sep 13th by

We are currently recruiting volunteers for our after school program. We need caring adults who want to support our diverse programs and share their interests or skills.  Volunteers typically serve from 2:30 PM-5:00 PM once a week, every-other-week, twice a week, or ‘on-call.’  There are limitless ways with which caring adults can make a difference in the lives of local youth through volunteering at the KYC!

If you or someone you know may be interested, please email programdirectorkyc@gmail.com, call (603) 569-5949 or stop by the KYC to learn more!

Summer Programs

i Sep 7th by

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.

Annual Chili Challenge-September 30!

i Sep 7th by