Summer programming remains popular at GDCS

By Derek Cornet
August 7, 2018 - 5:00pm

It’s been a busy five weeks at Gordon Denny Community School, where summer programming has included cooking, swimming and dance lessons among other activities.

“These kinds of events are important, especially during the summer, because kids don’t have much to do because they’re out of school,” said community school recreation coordinator Ashley Roberts. “The kids rely on these programs, so they don’t get bored.”

Summer programming began July 9 and Roberts noted young people between the ages of four and 14 have attended. She added the first week revolved around cooking skills, while the following week was about Olympic-themed activities. Swimming and dance lesson were held mid-July, along with a literacy camp for kids interested in journaling, arts and crafts.

This week is entirely reserved for beach games at the Air Ronge Marina, which includes volleyball, soccer, sandcastle-making, kite flying and more. While summer programming ends next week, Roberts said the summer was a success because close to 30 kids attended every day.

“The summer, overall, was busy but it was fun at the same time,” she said.

 

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