A guide to free and low-cost activities and programs to keep your by terrypete

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									Summer Sun ’09
     Inside:
 Summer Semester
       Page 2

 Boys & Girls Club,
  Natrona County
   Public Library
       Page 3

   The Casper
Museum Consortium
       Page 4

 Casper Recreation
    & Aquatics
       Page 7

     Youth Job
 Training Program
       Page 8

Casper Family YMCA,
 Summer Lunches
       Page 9

Boy and Girl Scouts
       Page 10

  Fun in Midwest
       Page 10         A guide to free and low-cost activities and
                      programs to keep your children engaged and
                               active during the summer.
                             Summer Semester                                                                                                                 Boys & Girls Club
                          High School (9-12)                                                    Driver’s Education              Hours for all sites are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and the cost
                   Location: Frontier Middle School                                            Classroom and lab              to join any of the sites is $50 per week.
             Semester 1                                  Semester 2                   Location: NCHS                            Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome at each of the four
          Morning classes                             Morning classes                 Session 1: June 1 - 13                  branches, and the main club offers a free teen program for
      Mon-Fri, June 11 - July 1                   Mon-Fri, July 13 - July 31          Session 2: June 15 - 27                 ages 13 to 18.
            7 - 11:20 a.m.                              7 - 11:20 a.m.                Session 3: July 13 - 25                   For more information, call 235-5694.
Courses:                                    Courses:                                  Register: May 18, 7 a.m. at the
 Integrated Math I                           Integrated Math I                        Fairgrounds Center, 2000 Casper St.             Main Club                 Evansville Elementary                  Paradise Valley                Mills Elementary
 Pre-Algebra                                 Pre-Algebra                              Tuition: $375 (payment due at                   1701 E. K St.                       425 Albany                     Elementary                        420 2nd St.
 Algebra I                                   Algebra I                                registration)                                     235-5694                           253-6408                       22 Magnolia                       253-3783
 Biology                                     Biology                                                                                                                                                       253-1200
                                                                                      Other Classes Offered for 16+ (Call
 Physical Science                            Physical Science                           253-4308 for more information)
 English/Language Arts I (English 9)         English/Language Arts I (English 9)       Youth Build (Construction
 English/Language Arts II (English 10)       English/Language Arts II (English 10)       Comprehensive) - Offered both
 English/Language Arts III (English 11)      English/Language Arts III (English 11)
 Modern U.S. History
   (Modern American Studies)
                                             Modern U.S. History
                                               (Modern American Studies)
                                                                                         semesters, morning, afternoon or
                                                                                         all day                                  Natrona County Public Library
                                                                                       Welding I - Offered both semesters,                                       Main: 307 E. Second St., 237-4935
 U.S. History Comprehensive                  U.S. History Comprehensive                  morning, afternoon or all day                                           www.natronacountylibrary.org
   (Social Studies 9)                          (Social Studies 9)                      ProStart (Food Service) - Offered
 Language Arts Lab                           Language Arts Lab                                                                  The library’s summer reading program will run from June              A summer reading program, “Express Yourself @ Your
                                                                                         second semester in the afternoon
 Fitness/Conditioning Activities             Recreation Sports                                                                3 to July 31, with a creative theme: Build, draw, write, paint,     Library,” also will be held for teens entering grades seven
                                                                                       Misc. workplace experience (Work
         Afternoon classes                           Afternoon classes                                                        dance, sing, explore and create!                                    through 12, with many entertaining events and incentives
                                                                                         Experience) - Offered both




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      Mon-Fri, June 11 - July 1                   Mon-Fri, July 13 - July 31             semesters
        11:50 a.m. - 4:10 p.m.                      11:50 a.m. - 4:10 p.m.                                                    minds and bodies active this summer by participating in
                                                                                       CNA training through Casper
Courses:                                    Courses:                                                                          the Natrona County Public Library’s 2009 summer reading
                                                                                         College - Dates TBD
 Geometry                                    Geometry                                                                         program, “Be Creative @ Your Library.”
                                                                                       Workforce Investment Act (WIA) -
 Algebra I                                   Algebra I                                                                          Read books to earn prizes and discover a summer filled
                                                                                         Classes such as CDL (Class A or
 Algebra II                                  Algebra II                                                                       with activities to stretch your imagination. Sign-ups start
                                                                                         B) and heavy equipment. This is
 Physical Science                            Physical Science                                                                 Monday, June 3, at all library branches (downtown, Mills and
                                                                                         a class for students transitioning
 English/Language Arts I (English 9)         English/Language Arts I (English 9)                                              Edgerton), including the Bookmobile. Don’t miss exciting
                                                                                         from school to work. Call 253-4308
 English/Language Arts II (English 10)       English/Language Arts II (English 10)                                            and imaginative events at your library throughout the
                                                                                         for complete information and age
 English Composition                         English Composition                                                              summer, including:
                                                                                         requirements.
   (Senior Composition)                        (Senior Composition)                    Band - TBD                               “Qwest of the Junkyard Dragon” - June 10
 U.S. History Comprehensive                  U.S. History Comprehensive                                                         “Stories & Songs with Bett Kopit” - June 17
   (Social Studies 9)                                                                     Elementary and Middle School          “Poetry in Motion” - July 8
                                               (Social Studies 9)
 World History - Overview                                                               Natrona County elementary and           “Patti Smithsonian, Puppeteer” - July 15
                                             World History - Overview
 Language Arts Lab                                                                    middle schools will provide summer        “The Elstun’s Comedy Magic Hour” - July 29
                                             Language Arts Lab
 Recreation Sports                                                                    programs for those students who would
                                             Fitness/Conditioning Activities
                                                                                      benefit from a jumpstart remediation                             Summer Bookmobile Schedule
                Summer Semester Registration Information                              opportunity. Schools will be sending       Can’t make it to the library? Look        library’s summer reading program and
                 Mon-Fri, May 18 - May 29 * 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.                     invitations to eligible students.       for the Bookmobile this summer at the        to check out books and other items!                Bookmobile stops:
                     2000 Casper St. * 253-4343 or 258-8222                            Don’t see a class you need? Call       Casper Rec Center, Boys & Girls Clubs           The Bookmobile also will visit                June 10, 24; July 8, 22;
   Tuition: $20 per class per semester (payment is due at registration and is           253-4343 or 258-8222 and ask          and various stops throughout town.           students attending summer school.                  and August 5 at the
 nonrefundable)                                                                              about virtual classes!              Students participating in these           For a full list of bookmobile stops, pick    Casper Recreation Center, from
   A parent/guardian must be available for a signature on the registration form if          Tuition is $250, which            summer programs should bring their           up a schedule at any library branch or       2 to 3:20 p.m., and the Boys &
 the student is under 18. Daily attendance is mandatory.                                    is refundable when you            library cards with them on the dates         visit www.natronacountylibrary.org/          Girls Clubs from 4:15 to 5 p.m.
         * Note: Busing, breakfast and lunch will be provided for grades 9-12.         successfully complete the course.      listed to the right to participate in the    bookmobile.php.
    The Casper Museum Consortium                                                                                                                           MUSEUMS,                            continued from page 4
                                              Fort Caspar Museum                         burgers and much more!
                                              4001 Fort Caspar Rd.                         Schedule of events                       Artist in Residence                          Bubbles, Bugs & Blubber                       who searches for planets of his own to
                                                    235-8462                               Junior Army Scout kickoff, TBD             Artist in Residence will run July 13         The Science Zone offers four weeks          protect and warm. Along the way, he
                                            www.fortcasparwyoming.com                      Wyoming Fiddlers Association,               to 31.                                    of summer programs beginning July 1.          meets other stars, learns what makes
                                                                                            1 p.m.                                                                               Classes will be held Monday through           each star special and discovers that
                                            Explorers Club
                                                                                           Youth Chautauqua performances,                                                        Thursday for kindergarten through             stars combine to form clusters and
                                              The Explorers Club is a weekly
                                                                                             2 p.m.                                                                              sixth grade, and will create an exciting      galaxies. Little Star also learns about
                                            program for ages 5 and up. Join us
                                                                                           Wyoming Fiddlers Association,                                                         environment to experience a variety of        planets and our Solar System.
                                            every Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m. June
                                            11 to July 30. Hands-on activities each          3:30 p.m.                                                                           scientific concepts.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Astronomyths -
                                            week will be a great way to learn about        Youth Chautauqua performances,
                                                                                                                                                                                 Week 1 – Science Zone Classics                Tuesday through Saturday June 6 to
                                            Wyoming’s past! The program is free              4:30 - 6 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Everyone’s favorite classes, such as Bug    Sept. 5, 7 p.m.
                                            with admission. All children must be           Other programs and activities,
Passport to Adventure Hunt                                                                                                                                                       Appetit, The Super Cold Show, Slimesations      Astronomyths combines the
                                            accompanied by an adult.                        10 a.m. - 5 p.m.                                                                     and more.
  It’s back!                                                                                                                                                                                                                   mythology of familiar constellations with
  The Casper Museum Consortium is                                                               Nicolaysen Art                                                                   Week 2 – It’s Easy Being Green!               astronomical discoveries associated
                                            Youth Chautuaqua Camp
proud to bring you the eighth annual                                                                                                                                               Discover how to generate your own power,    with them. This program may change
                                               Does your child like to act, write,                 Museum                                                                        cook with solar energy and build recycled
Passport to Adventure Hunt! You have        dress up or read? Do they enjoy                        400 E. Collins                                                                                                              the way you look at the night sky
                                                                                                                                                                                 creations.
until August 31 to go to six of the 11      history? Are they entering fifth through                 235-5247                                                                                                                  forever!
                                                                                                  www.thenic.org                                                                 Week 3 – It’s All About Me!
museums in the passport, answer             eighth grade next year? If so, then Fort                                                                                               Experiment with the science behind
a question and get your passport            Caspar Museum has the summer camp            Nic Fest 2009                                                                                                                         Black Holes -
                                                                                                                                                                                 nutrition, fitness and health.
stamped. Then, your answer sheet goes       for them!                                      Nic Fest will be held June 26 - 28                                                    Week 4 – Chemistry, Biology & Physics,        Tuesday through Saturday
       into a drawing for some awesome          Fort Caspar Youth Chautauqua             this year. Come by and enjoy a day                                                      Oh, My!                                       June 6 to Sept. 5, 8 p.m.
       grand prize packages, including      Camp 2009 will run from July 20 to 25.       fun and culture!                                                                          Create cool concoctions, make things grow     Black Holes takes you on a journey
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       everything you need for an Alcova    Camp participants will spend a week                                                                                                  and spin out of control!                      through one of the most mystifying,




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                                                                                         Programs
       beach party or tickets to theater    with professional historic performers                                                                                                                                              awe-inspiring phenomena in the
                                                                                           Here is a list of some of the programs
performances and symphony concerts!         and local volunteers researching a                                                                                                     Call The Science Zone for more              universe: a black hole. Where do they
                                                                                         The Nic will offer this summer. Call for
  Passports will be delivered to NCSD       Wyoming history character, writing                                                                                                   information or to register.                   come from? Where do they go? How do
                                                                                         more information and to register.
kindgergarten through sixth-grade           a script and acting on stage. The                                                                                                                                                  we find them?
                                                                                           Wild Kingdom Kritters
students at their schools, or they may be   camp will conclude with student and            Ode to Matisse                                                                        The Casper Planetarium
picked up at any Casper museum. For                                                                                                                                                      904 N. Poplar St.                     Astronomy Camp
                                            professional performances on Friday,           What was Warhol Thinking?
more information, call Rachel at                                                                                                                                                             577-0310                             In Astronomy Camp, students can
                                            July 24, and at the Fort Caspar Frontier       Chagall for All                                                                          www.natronaschools.org                     experience the wonders of our universe
267-1618.                                   Festival on Saturday, July 25.                 Born to Bead Wild                                                                      The Planetarium will be closed               through hands-on activities without
                                                The program is free but space is           I Love to Draw                                                                            July 4 and Parade Day.
Museum Adventure Quest Camp                                                                                                                                                                                                    leaving Earth! It gives students the
                                            limited to 30 students on a first-come,        I Love to Paint
   Seven museums. Five days. Thirty                                                                                                                                                                                            opportunity to observe and investigate
                                            first-served basis. The camp will be                                                                                                 This Month’s Sky -
campers. A priceless adventure!                                                          Art Camp                                                                                                                              the sun, stars, solar system and
                                            held at the museum and runs July 20 -                                                                                                July 6, Aug. 1, Sept. 5, 7 p.m.
   The Museum Adventure Quest                                                              The Summer Art Camp will run June                                                                                                   beyond. Astronomy Camp is a fun way
                                            23 from 1 to 5 p.m.; July 24 from 1 to 9                                                                                               Take a walk among the stars ... A
Camp returns for a third season with                                                         8 to 19, and July 6 to 10.                                                                                                        for students to develop self-confidence
                                            p.m.; and July 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.                                                                                             planetarium staff member takes you on
many of Casper’s museums joining                                                                                                                                                                                               in science, math and reading.
                                                                                                                                          The Science Zone                       a tour of the bright stars, constellations
together for a week of exploration and      Frontier Festival                                                                                                                                                                     New to the camp this year is a
                                                                                                                                      Location TBD - please call or              and visible planets. Science facts, sky
adventure. The camp will be held daily        The Frontier Festival is a fun day for                                                 check the Web site for updates                                                            computer animation section for 14- to
                                                                                                                                                                                 lore, and myths and legends make this a
from 8:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 3 to 7 at       families from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July                                                               473-ZONE                                                                        16-year-olds. There is a limit of six
                                                                                                                                                                                 wonderfully informative and entertaining
the Izaak Walton League at Fort Caspar      25! Explore the museum gallery and                                                          www.thesciencezone.org                                                                 students for this section.
                                                                                                                                                                                 family program.
Campground. Campers entering fourth         fort buildings, visit living history camps                                                The Science Zone will be closed                                                             Enrollment for the Astronomy Camp is
through seventh grades will explore,        and demonstrations, try your hand at                                                    temporarily for restructuring, however, we                                                 limited to 15 students and reservations
                                                                                                                                                                                 The Little Star That Could -
discover and create through hands-on        spinning wool, discover local history,                                                  will hold our summer camps and classes                                                     are required. Call the Planetarium for
                                                                                                                                                                                 Tuesday through Saturday
activities. Call Linda at 235-5247 for      play games, listen to traditional music,               See MUSEUMS,                     as usual at another location. Please call                                                  dates, times, fees and to sign up!
                                                                                                                                                                                 June 6 to Sept. 5, 11 a.m.
more information.                           watch performances, enjoy buffalo                continued on pages 5 and 6             us at 473-9663 for further information or      Little Star is an average yellow star        See MUSEUMS, continued on page 6
                                                                                                                                    to register for classes.
                      MUSEUMS,                                      continued from page 5                                                 Casper Recreation Center & Aquatics
                                                   development of the Salt Creek and          of fun and educational activities that                                                 1801 E. 4th St., 235-8383
                                                   Teapot Dome Oil Fields. Plan to            will focus on the natural history of
                                                                                                                                          Summer Adventure Camp - June 1 to Aug. 14                           1 to 4 p.m. Registration begins half an hour before each age
                                                   visit and join in this reflection as       birds and their habitats. Campers will
                                                                                                                                          Full camp = $710                                                    group start time. All kids will get a goody bag - no one leaves
                                                   we honor the hard work that put            play outdoor games and explore the
                                                                                                                                          (or sign up by the week = $80 per child, per week)                  empty-handed!
                                                   Casper on the map of Wyoming!              life of birds through discovery hikes,
                                                                                                                                             This 11-week program is available for ages 4 to 12.                 The Fishing Derby is a free event. If possible, participants
                                                                                              nature journaling, and Field Guide
                                                                                                                                          Activities include games, arts and crafts, field trips, PTA         should bring their own poles and lures/bait. North Platte
                                                    Oregon Statehood Act                      and Binocular 101. There is a $25
                                                                                                                                          movies, youth softball league, swimming and more.                   Walleyes Unlimited will give away a limited number of poles.
                                                    Sesquicentennial                          registration fee and space is limited to
                                                                                                                                          The program runs from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday                 Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions. The
                                                       This year is the Sesquicentennial,     25 participants. Registration must be
                                                                                                                                          through Friday, with lunches and transportation provided            Fishing Derby is sponsored by the Community Recreation
                                                    or 150th anniversary, of the              received by July 10. If you would like to
                                                                                                                                          by the Natrona County School District and Casper Area               Foundation in cooperation with the Wyoming Game and
National Historic Trails                           Oregon Statehood Act, which added          register for the summer camp or have
                                                                                                                                          Transportation Coalition. The cost of the program includes          Fish, North Platte Walleyes Unlimited Fishing Club, and
 Interpretive Center                          Oregon to the Union as our 33rd state           any questions about a scholarship,
                                                                                                                                          all activities, lunches and afternoon snacks. (There is a 10        Sportsman’s Warehouse.
         1501 N. Poplar St.                   on February 14, 1859. In honor of the           please feel free to call the Audubon or
             261-7700                                                                         e-mail jryan@audubon.org.                   percent discount for the second and third child, if registering     Gymnastics, Dance and More at the Rec Center!
                                              many families that traveled overland to
                                                                                                 The camp will run July 20 and 21 from    more than one family member.) Sign up for the entire                  Youth gymnastics, tennis, dance, swimming lessons and
                                              start a new life in the Oregon territory, the
  Through mid-October, the Trails Center                                                      9 a.m. to noon for ages 9 and above,        summer or by the week. Due to field trip scheduling and             other classes are available throughout the summer at the
                                              theme for this year’s seventh anniversary
will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 7                                                   and July 22 and July 23 from 9 a.m. to      special programs, there will be no prorating of fees or half-       Casper Recreation Center. Please call 235-8383 or visit the
                                              celebration is “Oregon: Gem of the Far
p.m. seven days a week.                                                                       noon for ages 5 to 8.                       day registrations.                                                  center for our full programming lineup!
                                              West.” Join us on Aug. 8 and 9 as we
  The Bureau of Land Management                                                                                                              New this year: All accounts must be paid in full prior
                                              reflect on the events and national debate       MAPS Bird Banding                                                                                               A Dip, Anyone?
      and the National Historic Trails                                                                                                    to May 22. Individuals wishing to make payments for the
                                              that led to the establishment of Oregon            The goal of Monitoring Avian                                                                                            Pass options - outdoor pools only
       Center Foundation are partners                                                                                                     full summer must pay a minimum of $100 per child at
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                                              as a star on our national flag. This family-    Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS)                                                                                             Good at all outdoor pools,
       in managing the Trails Center for                                                                                                  the time of registration and complete payments by May
                                              friendly celebration will include guest         is to provide long-term data on the                                                                                        including Paradise Valley waterslide
    current and future generations of                                                                                                     22. Scholarships for up to $100 per child are available to
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visitors! Please contact the Trails Center                                                    productivity, survival and population       individuals who qualify. The program is also registered                        Individual - ages 19 and older - $50
                                              reenactors and temporary exhibits.              sizes of land bird species. Families                                                                                            Youth - ages 13 to 18 - $45
for more information.                                                                                                                     through the Department of Family Services; please call us
                                                 Please stay tuned to our Web site for        are invited to come out to the center                                                                                            Child - ages 5 to 12 - $40
                                                                                                                                          to set up an appointment by May 6 if you are interested in
                                              details as they become available.               and observe or even participate in
National Pony Express Association                                                                                                         applying for camp through DFS. Early registration is advised                             Daily admission
   Be sure to attend the annual National                                                      banding the birds. Banding takes place      as space is limited in each age group. Participants must be
                                              Saturday Evening Programs                                                                                                                                       Children under 5 are free at the Aquatic Center and outdoor
Pony Express Association re-ride of the                                                       on Tuesdays from 6 to 11 a.m. on the        of proper age; birth certificates will be required in the 4-year-
                                                Throughout the summer, the Trails                                                                                                                                  pools, when accompanied by an adult’s admission
historic Pony Express route between                                                           following dates: June 9, 16, 23; July 7,    old age group.
                                              Center will offer Saturday evening                                                                                                                                          (maximum of two children per adult).
St. Joseph, Mo., and Sacramento, Calif.                                                       14, 21; and Aug. 1 (Banding Festival).
                                              programs that include a variety of guest                                                                                                                                      Casper Family Aquatlic Center
Riders will come through Casper
                                              speakers on Wyoming history topics and          Pennies for the Planet                         Summer Adventure Camp Course Numbers
westbound around June 13, and will stop                                                                                                                                                                                            All ages - $5.50
                                              characters. Please visit our Web site and         Teachers: Looking for a meaningful                12805: Age 4                     12854: Age 8
at the Trails Center to perform a                                                             project to help your students learn about           12817: Age 5                     12866: Age 9                                  Paradise Valley Pool
                                              watch the Casper Journal and Star-
relay of the mail pouches, or mochila.                                                        the environment and make a difference               12830: Age 6                    12877: Age 10                           All ages - $4.50 (includes waterslide)
                                              Tribune for details regarding these public
   For more details, visit the official                                                       in conservation, too? Check out Pennies             12841: Age 7                   12890: Age 11/12
                                              programs!                                                                                                                                                                         All other outdoor pools
National Pony Express Association Web                                                         for the Planet at                                                                                                                        All ages - $3
site at www.xphomestation.com.                                                                www.penniesfortheplanet.org and click
                                              The Audubon Center at                                                                       Kid’s Fishing Derby - June 6 - Yesness Pond                                         Adult or fitness swims - $1.50
                                                                                              on “For Educators” to download the          9 a.m. to noon - Last names A through M
Salt Creek, Teapot Dome                           Garden Creek                                materials you’ll need to start engaging                                                                                  Group rate - Mon - Fri, 1 - 5 p.m. only
                                                    101 Garden Creek                                                                      1 to 4 p.m. - Last names N through Z
Oil Fields Exhibit                                                                            your students in real conservation                                                                                                   All ages - $2.50
                                                        473-1987                                                                            The Community Recreation Foundation and the Casper
  During the month of July, the Bureau                                                        projects around the country. One of                                                                                 The group rate requires a group size of 14 or more
                                                 www.audubonwyoming.org                                                                   Recreation Division will host the 14th annual Kids Fishing
of Land Management will offer a                                                               the three projects this year will focus                                                                            swimmers, with one adult participating for every seven
                                                                                                                                          Derby, Saturday, June 6, at Yesness Pond, for kids ages
temporary exhibit at the Trails Center        Junior Bird Academy                             on sagebrush habitat right here in                                                                                                        minors.
                                                                                                                                          14 and under, accompanied by their parents. Due to the
commemorating the establishment                 The Audubon will hold its annual              Wyoming.                                    popularity of this event and limited space, we ask that                                  Wading - all pools
of Casper in 1889, and the roles              Junior Bird Academy summer day                    Kids: Stop by the Audubon Center at       families with last names beginning A to M come 9 a.m. to                                  All ages - Free
played in its growth and history by the       camp this July. The camp will consist           Garden Creek to donate your pennies!        noon, and families with last names beginning N to Z fish from                    See POOLS, continued on page 8
POOLS,               continued from page 7                            Youth Job                                                              Casper Family YMCA
               Admission Punch Passes                              Training Program                                                                     315 E. 15th St., 234-9187
           Casper Family Aquatic Center only                    The Casper Workforce Center has received additional                                    www.casperfamilyymca.org
There is a minimum of 10 daily admissions for $45, or more   Workforce Investment Act (WIA) youth funding this year due         The YMCA offers financial assistance for memberships             be responsible for lost or broken items.
 admissions may be added at the rate of $4.50 per punch      to the stimulus package.                                         and programs, and accepts DFS assistance for childcare.               The Summer Camp will cost $350 per month, which is a
           (passes may not be used for classes)                 WIA reimburses the employer 100 percent of wages,                                                                                flat monthly rate (except for August, which will be prorated
                                                             including FICA and Workers’ Compensation for a qualified         Swimming Lessons
                                                                                                                                                                                                 to $175). There is a $100 deposit due when you register for
     Paradise Valley Pool - Open June 6 - Aug. 16            youth. Youth between the ages of 14 and 21 will be able to         Swimming lessons are offered year-round. Contact Ty at
                                                                                                                                                                                                 each month, and this will be credited toward your monthly
                      5200 W. Iris                           obtain employment, learn job skills/soft skills, earn elective   234-9187 for more information.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 bill. So, the June deposit is due when you register, the July
                    Monday - Friday                          credit for high school and more. Casper Workforce Center         Dance Classes                                                      deposit is due June 5, and the August deposit is due July 3.
          Noon - 1 p.m. - Adult Fitness Swim                 partners with a number of employers, such as the Natrona           Dance classes (hip hop, ballet and cheerleading) also
                1 - 5 p.m. - Open Swim                       County School District, City of Casper, YMCA, Veterans’          are offered year-round. Contact Jennifer at 234-9187 for
               5 - 7 p.m. - Family Swim                      Cemetery and the Boys & Girls Club of Central Wyoming to                                                                                 Summer Teen (The Rebellion) and Tween (S.M.B.)
                                                                                                                              more information.
                  Saturday & Sunday                          train youth in the summer and year-round.                                                                                             Program - Learn things you never thought you would
                1 - 5 p.m. - Open Swim                          Qualifications for the WIA program are based on income        Youth Super Sports - Ages 4 to fourth grade                                and do things you never thought you could!
               5 - 7 p.m. - Family Swim                      (see below). Youth who are on an active IEP or in foster           Dates are weather-pending (if we have delays due to                 Are you ready for an adventure? Want to explore and
                                                             care may also be eligible for the program. If you have           uncooperative weather, the dates will change):                     meet new friends? Then this year’s YMCA Summer Program
     Washington Park Pool - Open June 8 - Aug. 9             questions about qualification, please call the Casper                   Outdoor soccer, May 11 - June 4                             is for you!
                   851 S. Jefferson                          Workforce Center at 234-4591.                                           T-ball/coach pitch, June 15 - July 9                           Starting June 1, come join the YMCA’s Teen Program,
                 Monday - Saturday                                                                                                   Flag football, Aug. 24 - Sept. 19                           “The Rebellion” (ages 13-17), and Tween Program, “S.M.B.”
               1 - 5 p.m. - Open Swim                             Youth Gross Income Guidelines 14 to 24                                                                                         (ages 10-12) for a fun-filled time.
                                                                                                                              PeeWee Sports Sampler - Ages 2 to 4
                   Sunday - Closed                                                                                                                                                                  The programs will focus on the mountains, what nature
                                                                                                                                    Spring soccer - June                                         has to offer, meeting real mountaineers, studying and
                                                                                                                                    T-ball - June
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                                                                                                                                    Flag football - August
                          Aug. 15                                                                                                                                                                training in survival and first aid. Experience Wyoming’s
                                                                                                                                    Fall soccer - August
                      3400 E. 12th                                                                                                                                                               past, present and future. Learn to fish, track a wild beast,
                    Monday - Saturday                                                                                                              Summer Day Camp                               shoot a bow or just relax at the lake. There are no limits to
                 1 - 5 p.m. - Open Swim                                                                                            Monday - Friday, June 2 - Aug. 14, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.            what you can experience!
                5 - 7 p.m. - Family Swim                                                                                          Age Groups: One group of 5+, and one group of 6+                  Our program runs Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
                     Sunday - Closed                                                                                                                (30 children max)                            Lunch and an afternoon snack is included. All members of
                                                                                                                                There will be indoor and outdoor physical activities,            the program will receive a youth membership to the Casper
    Marion Kreiner Park Pool - Open June 8 - Aug. 9                                                                           teamwork building, arts and crafts, weekly movies, and a           Family YMCA and can use the facilities while the program
                    1120 N. Kimball                                                                                           lot more!                                                          is not in operation, which provides the opportunity to come
                  Monday - Saturday                                                                                             Every child will need to bring tennis shoes, a water bottle      early, stay late, or hang out at the Y on the weekend.
                  1 - 5 p.m. - Open Swim                                                                                      and a morning snack in a marked backpack. Lunches                     The cost is $40 per month. Scholarships are always
                    Sunday - Closed                                                                                           and afternoon snacks will be provided by the Natrona               available.There are only 30 spots open for each program, so
                                                                                                                              County School District. Please, no personal items such as          register early!
                                                                                                                              Gameboys, Nintendo DSs or CD players. The YMCA will not               Contact Daniel at 234-9187 for more information.


                                                                                                                                                                Summer Lunches
                                                                                                                                Free meals will be made available to children attending summer school, as well as other children who want to participate
                                                                                                                              in the lunch and snacks program. For more information, call 253-5276.
                                                                                                                               Boys & Girls Clubs (Paradise        Casper Family YMCA              Casper Recreation Center             Midwest School
                                                                                                                                Valley, Evansville, Mills and          315 E. 15th St.                   1801 E. 4th St.                    245 Lewis
                                                                                                                                      main branches)                      234-9187                          235-8383                         261-6161
                                                                                                                                         *************                   *************                     *************                    *************
                                                                                                                               Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.      Lunch: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.    Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                    Snacks: 3:30 - 4 p.m.           Snacks: 3:30 - 4 p.m.             Snacks: 2 - 3:30 p.m.
 Natrona County School District #1                                                                       NON-PROFIT ORG.
 Information for Summer Sun was contributed by the various organizations represented in the              U.S. POSTAGE PAID
 publication. The NCSD Community Relations Office designs and edits Summer Sun, unless                     PERMIT NO. 42
 otherwise attributed. NCSD MultiMedia Services prints Summer Sun.                                       CASPER, WY 82601
 970 N. Glenn Road; Casper, WY 82601 * Phone 577-0200 * Web site: natronaschools.org




      Boy Scouts                                 Girl Scouts
     www.wyoscouts.org                            www.gsmw.org                          will host several family events, including
    Summer is an important time for                                                     family swim days and a family camp
 most scouting units, as they finally                                                   weekend (dates TBD).
 have their big camping experiences of                                                    To join the world’s preeminent
 the year.                                                                              organization dedicated solely to girls or
    Many of the Boy Scout troops spend                                                  for more information about our exciting
 up to two weeks at a council-run camp                                                  summer programs, please call Mary
    throughout the U.S., enjoying hiking,                                               Kate at 234-3505 or visit our Web site.
        swimming, canoeing, handicrafts,
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        white water rafting, and learning     At the Girl Scouts of Montana and
        more about nature and about         Wyoming, our mission is to build girls of            Fun in
  themselves.                               courage, confidence and character who
 Many of the Cub Scout packs take the       make the world a better place.                      Midwest
 summer to be with their families on          This summer, girls entering                 The pool will be open Monday
 vacations and also attend a Cub Day        kindergarten through 12th grade can         through Thursday afternoons during the
 Camp or Cub Resident Camp.                 discover the fun, friendship and power      summer, and Monday and Wednesday
    For the most part, the Cub Scout        of girls together by participating in a     evenings.
 and Boy Scouts are out putting into        variety of unique Girl Scout programs.        The Recreation Center is open
 practice those skills that they have         Camp Sacajawea, located on Casper         Thursday, Friday and Saturday
 been learning during the year.             Mountain, will host more than 20            evenings.
    If there are any boys, 7 to 18 years    resident camp sessions during June            Call 262-2765 for exact dates and
 of age who would like to be apart of       and July. Session offerings include Girl    times.
 this fun experience, please contact the    vs. Wild, Drama Queens, Critter Crazy,
 Central Wyoming Council at                 Mom and Me, and many others.
 234-7329.                                  For full session descriptions and
                                            registration information, visit our
                                            Web site, www.gsmw.org, to
                                            preview our 2009 camp brochure.
                                              In partnership with committed
                                            adult volunteers, girls can discover
                                            the many wonders of recycling by
                                            participating in our green-themed
                                            day camp June 22 - June 24.
                                              Our volunteer program team also

								
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