What are your kids doing this summer?


Tatianna Landsman participates in a dairy cow activity at the Ukrainian Village during last summer’s Ponoka Youth Centre summer program. This year


With summer vacation for students just around the corner, it’s time for parents in the community to decide what to do with their kids.

The Ponoka Youth Centre is offering exciting summer programs for youth ages six to 13.

Kids will have the chance to experience many different activities, from visits to the Calgary Zoo as well as fun activities held in-house at the youth centre on Highway 2A.

The summer camp runs from July 4 to Aug. 26, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“The kids aren’t just sitting around, they’re active and doing something and it gives them the opportunity to interact with other youth,” said Ponoka Youth Centre’s Morgen Chernick.

“Throughout every day, we incorporate physical activity, arts and many other things that young people need every day,” said Chernick. “They’re constantly supervised, as well, by a great staff that loves kids.”

The activities offered are carefully picked by the staff to ensure that everyone has as much fun as possible at the youth centre.

“We basically pick the kids favourites from previous years as well as try new activities we find,” said Chernick.

The prices for the days range from $18 to $35 depending on the activity. If parents would like to sign their kids up for the entire summer, the fees are $125 per week or $500 per month.

Government subsidization is also available for qualifying parents.

Anyone interested in signing up for the summer program can visit www.ponokayouthcentre.com to view calendars and to register for any of the activities or they can drop by the Ponoka Youth Centre during regular hours to find more information.

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