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I always chuckle when I see sprinklers in the rain. Maybe I am amused by sight of water going up meeting water going down. Maybe I’m considering the time spent programming a sprinkler doesn’t factor in the “nature” variable. Maybe it is a chuckle of dismay at wasted water. Anyways, sprinklers in the rain amuse me.
Young people need sprinklers too.
Sure, we have things that happen naturally, like falling rain, in our society which help our kids grow. We have family structures; we have schools; we have faith communities; we have a government that provides stability. These things, like rain, fall predictably to “water” our youth and grow a garden of society where each stands on fertile ground to serve a purpose and be admired. Ideally the rain should fall evenly and all would thrive.
But we know that the rain sometimes misses. It misses gardens and it misses young people.
We know that after a thorough drenching, there always seems to be a section of the garden drier than the rest, a section that isn’t thriving. We also know that there are youth who fall behind – are not thriving – even those standing in the same rain as their more successful peers.
Caring Adults are kind of like sprinklers in the rain. A mentor is one who makes sure that a young person is totally saturated with what they need to be successful. There is no way you can over-water a child; you cannot provide too much education; you cannot provide too much good nutrition; you cannot provide too many safe places; and you cannot provide too many opportunities. What adults do as sprinklers to augment the rain may seem superfluous, yet the efforts will make the garden amazing.
On THURSDAY, JUNE 6th, at CITY HALL from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Lakewood’s Promise and the City of Lakewood will be hosting the Lakewood Summer Activities Fair. This FREE event will introduce youth, teens and families to a wealth of summer activities going on in our area. This will include…
- Sports Clinics
- Meal Sites
- Special Events
- Enrichment Classes
- Daily and Weekly Fun
- Vacation Bible Schools
- Clubs and More
At the event there will be ICE CREAM, and lots of people to talk to about your amazing summer options. Some activities are free or very low cost and others are not. Our goal is to give you the information so you can choose.
Look for fliers in the schools soon.
Check out who is coming so far…
City of Lakewood
$5 a Day Day Camp - Camp Create
Counselor in Training (CIT) Program
Sports for Shorts
Track & Field
Top Cat Tennis
Dance Instructions (all ages - 3-adult) Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary.
ItWorks Wraps - Mallory Brosier
Master Pae's World Class Martial Arts
We'll provide a Family Martial Arts for this summer.
It's 2weeks trial courses for $19 for each person.
and $99 for 6weeks summer special program starting at June 3rd.
You'll get a Respcet & Focus skills, Positive mental attitude, Weight loss, Fun&Safe, Self-Defense Technique for Adults and Teens and children (to avoid bulling by the law), Strong Confidence, Professional instructors..and much more for all Families.
ZUMBA(R) Fitness at Lakewood Community Center
ZUMBA® is a dance fitness program that combines interval training, motivating Latin & International rhythms and easy to follow unique moves that allow participants to dance and blast calories away. ZUMBA® achieves the perfect balance of a progressive full body cardio, core, and strength training workout while at the same time increasing agility and muscular involvement. Most participants find that they leave their ZUMBA® class feeling invigorated, refreshed, and full of life.
Vacation Bible School July 8-12,2013
Youth Missions International Sports Camp 8/5-9/2013
Pioneer Clubs Oct, 2013-Mar, 2014
Lakewood Lutheran Church and School
Are you concerned your child will backtrack on progress they’ve made this school year?
The Lakewood Lutheran Summer Enrichment Program is designed to provide children with an exciting but stimulating atmosphere for their summer days. Summer is a time to relax and recuperate but that doesn’t mean they should forget everything they just learned in school! While students will be given the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and participate in extracurricular activities, there will be periods of the day for them to grow academically in areas such as Bible History, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts (which includes reading, writing, grammar, spelling, handwriting, etc). Continue to build on your child’s academic foundation this summer at Lakewood Lutheran School!
Do you want your child to enjoy their summer inside and out?
Not only will students in the Summer Enrichment Program have time for free play, they will also be encouraged to participate in organized sports activities such as basketball, soccer, bowling, kickball, and obstacle course activities. Indoors students will embrace their creativity with a variety of arts and crafts.
Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound
Summer & School-year programs
Lakewood Pierce County Library
Pierce County Library System's summer reading program.
Child Evangelism Fellowship
Summer Bible clubs (5-Day Clubs), VBSs, summer day camp, fall After-school Good News Clubs (if approved)
Lakewood Maker Festival Time to get excited about a unique show and tell event in late-August at Pierce College.
Lakewood Computer Clubhouse
Young Makers Clubs. Free morning clubs that focus on "making" and a do it yourself attitude. Make both the physical and the virtual and prepare for Maker Faire.
Also the Clubhouse has drop-in times in the early afternoon to hang out with technology and caring mentors.
Organizations are wanted to staff the Lakewood’s Promise tent on Farmers Market Days (Tuesdays – 11:00 to 3:00) starting June 4th. This will be a summer outreach for the Healthy Start Task Force and the hope is that there will be fun activities for kids who attend the Market – with a focus on A HEALTHY START.
Distributing flyers is OK but we especially are looking for activities that would be exciting for young people of all ages (families too!) Give aways, prizes, demonstrations, hands-on stuff, etc will make a kid’s trip with mom/dad to the Market a wonderful thing.
Check out who has offered to help on Market days and then add your preferred dates and activities that you wish to offer. We won’t have electricity at our booth so plan accordingly.
Pierce County Community Connections
Paperbag Puppets (featuring fruit and vegetable creations) and more
Kicking off the whole thing. Giving families a schedule of future activities. A color-your-wagon activity.