The first half of Holiday Camp was held this week at the Greater Marco Family YMCA, and what a fun time it was for the holiday campers. We all went on field trips to Cambier Park and Shy Wolf Sanctuary. The animals and exhibits at Shy Wolf were very interesting and the staff there is very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. Games and activities scheduled throughout the week included soccer, Frisbee toss, crab walk relays and reindeer races.
Many craft-making classes were held, including making snowmen from paper plates, making our own stockings and wreaths and seashell necklaces. Christmas Eve was Pajama Day at camp and activities included making Christmas cards, Christmas Star decorations and playing various games, all while dressed in our favorite PJs.
You can still register for week number two of Holiday Camp, which starts tomorrow and runs through Jan. 1. Activities will include Beach Clean Up Day, Polar Bear Dip Day, Silly Sock and Hat Day and a field trip to Woodside lanes. Camp is open to K-6 Grade. Camp time is 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., except New Year’s Eve, when camp closes at 3 p.m. Camp cost for the week is $75 for members and $85 others. You can drop in for the day for only $20 members and $25 others. Camp is held at the ASPIRE Clubhouse.
Sign-ups continue for the January class schedule of programs that include: Flag Football for boys and girls ages 4-5; Spanish for Adults (Beginners and Advanced); Gymnastics for boys and girls ages 3-16; Irish Step Dance for youth and adult; and Mah Jongg for Beginners.
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, Jan. 5, for the start of the only afternoon Bingo on Marco Island. It’s here at the Y, in the gym. Doors open at 12 noon and games start at 1 p.m.
The Tennis Department is sponsoring a New Year Mixed Doubles Tournament, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entry Fee is $15 per person and you may register at the customer service desk
Adult Computer Education classes are scheduled for January, February and March. Schedule line up includes Introduction to Computers, Introduction to E-mail and Introduction to Word. Cost is only $35 for members and $50 for others. Two sessions are available for you to attend. Sign up today!
Family Fun Day is slated for Saturday, Jan. 16, at the home of the Naples Daily News on Immokalee Road in Naples. Food, music and activities are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Make your plans now to be there.
The Y will be open from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and will be closed New Year’s Day. The Greater Marco Family YMCA’s Board of Directors, staff and management would like to wish you and yours a very Happy New Year for 2010.
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