Highland Park's Parent Liaison, Kelly Rickett, would like to share many resources for our parents and students this summer. You can click on the link below to see the full resource guide.
PARENT LIAISON PROGRAM SUMMER RESOURCE GUIDE
Summer Camps and Programs:
Camp Bethel: Summer Programs- http://www.mountaintopexperience.org/id4.html
Camp Bethel is a year-round Christian camp and retreat facility. They have specific summer programs for youth.
Camp Hope: http://camphopewy.net/home
Camp Hope is a summer camp for children with diabetes in Casper, Wyoming.
Camps with Joey’s Fly Fishing Foundation: http://joeysflyfishing.com
109 S. Main Street, Sheridan, WY 307-673-0897
Students who participate in summer camps with Joey’s fly Fishing Foundation participate in week long programs that emphasize mentorship while learning about and participating in fly fishing activities.
Camp Story: http://www.campstory.org/
Camp story is a Christian camp serving children and families from elementary school through high school. Includes counselor in training as well as family camps. Scholarships available for qualifying families.
Center for a Vital Community Youth Civic Leadership Camp: www.sheridancvc.org/youth-civic/
The CVC created the Youth CiViC Leadership Camp which takes 8th graders to the Big Horn Mountains in partnership with the Sheridan YMCA every June to learn about themselves, identify their leadership skills and engage in fun, challenging activities to use them most effectively. Camp is open to all Sheridan and Johnson County 8th graders and is free to all attendees. It takes place over 3 days and 2 nights at YMCA of the Big Horns.
College for Kids: For more information, call Carol Lundgren at 763-3898 or Rita Geary 672-9870. College for Kids is an annual summer enrichment program offering sports, arts and crafts, Science, rocket building, cooking and outdoor activities. Sessions will be held at Sheridan College, July 11-14, 2016, 8:00 am - 12:00 noon. The program is for kids going into 3rd through 12th grades. Cost is $75 for one student with a reduction for more than one child per family.
College for Kids (Continued): Flyers usually come out the first week of May, and are distributed to grades 2-5 kids at their schools and some go to the junior high, as well. Sign-ups are near the middle of May, usually at the YMCA, but registration date for 2016 is not yet set.
K Life: http://sheridan.klife.com/ Office: 655-8110
KLIFE is a community-wide, interdenominational Christian ministry of discipleship and fellowship for youth and their families. Through a variety of activities (clubs, small group Bible studies, mission trips, ski trips, and monthly events), KLIFE kids grow in their faith, and have lots of fun in the process. Access website or call directly for more information. Children going to to Jr. High may attend the Jr. High programming.
Northern Wyoming Mental Health Kids First Summer Program: 674-4405
Kids First is a therapy based program that provides individual and group experiences to children who are struggling with a variety of social, behavioral, and emotional problems. It is designed to improve social skills and self esteem and decrease anxiety, depression, anger, and defiance. This year it will be held for 1st through 6th graders from June 20th through August 11th at the Trinity Lutheran Church.
Parenting Education Classes
Compass Center for Families: www.compass4families.org Office: 675-2272
Formerly known as Child Advocacy Services of the Bighorns
Compass Center will be offering 10 parent education seminars during the summer. Topics include: Nurturing Parenting Philosophy and Practices, Ages and Stages of Infants and Toddlers, Brain Development in Children and Teens, Communicating with Respect, Building Self-Worth, Understanding Feelings, Family Morals, Values and Rules, Praising Children and Their Behavior, Alternatives to Spanking, and Dealing with Stress. Please contact Compass Center for Families for
the summer seminar schedule.
Sagebrush Community Art Center
Kids Summer Art Camp and classes ranging from Seed beads jewelry, acrylic paint class, watercolor class and mosaic mania. Class times vary. Cost: $35.
From July 19th-22nd for ages 8-12.
201 E. 5th Street
Call Kate Harrington with questions: 674-1970
Science Kids: www.science-kids.org
Science Kids’ goal is to get kids outside, where great learning happens. Science Kids provides educational summer classes for children between the ages of 6 and 12 years old. See website for 2016 summer schedule.
Sheridan Community Gardens: Call 307-461-1107 for more information. http://www.sheridanwyoming.com/category/outdoor/summer/community-gardens/
Sheridan has seven community gardens that are open to the public. Families who dig, sweat, and toil are rewarded with fresh, delicious vegetables. Gardening is fun, therapeutic and children learn where food comes from. Cost: 400 Sq. Foot Plots: $40 per plot. Emerson Garden also has a chicken coop with chicken rotation for caring for and collecting eggs.
Sheridan Recreation District Summer Programs: 674-6421 (Scholarships available)
The Sheridan Recreation District provides summer programs, May through August, for Sheridan County children. Activities includes baseball, basketball, tennis, golf, football, swimming, fishing, and hunter education. Information is also provided for the skate park and Kendrick Pool schedule of hours.
*Scholarships from the Rec District are available to families in need. They need to fill out a one page application at the recreation district office at 1579 Thorne-Rider Park.
Sheridan County Library: 674-8585 www.sheridanwyolibrary.org The library will be offering a summer reading program as well as other programs for children of different age groups. The programs are free and open to the public.
Sheridan County Museum: (307) 675-1150 www.sheridanmuseum.org
Monday @ the Museum: A new program in 2015, Monday @ the Museum opens the SCM up to the public at no charge for the first Monday of June, July, and August. Also from noon to 1pm, we host a speaker on our porch for a brown bag lecture. Guests are invited to eat their lunch and learn more about Sheridan County history.
Tidbit Tuesday: Our popular children’s program, Tidbit Tuesday combines historical learning with a fun hands on activity based around a theme. Past themes include Sheridan 1888, rodeo, pioneer quilts, and pioneer games. Tidbit Tuesdays are for children ages 4-10, but older children are welcome. Tidbit Tuesdays are held every other Tuesday throughout June, July, and August.
Sheridan County YMCA: 674-7488 (Scholarships available) www.sheridanymca.org
The YMCA offers a variety of summer programs for children. Day camps include theater, art, science, outdoor adventure, cooking, baseball, volleyball, soccer, track and field, bowling, and Counting on God camp (formerly vacation bible school). Resident Camps will also be held at the YMCA of the Big Horns Camp Roberts. Please contact the YMCA directly or view programs on the website. Scholarships are available.
Teton Science School: (307) 734-3707 http://www.tetonscience.org/ Teton Science Schools' mission is to connect people, nature and place through education, Science and stewardship. Various camp opportunities for grade K-12. Call to register.
Summer School for the Visually Impaired Youth: 307-631-5423 www.lionsofwyomingfoundation.org One week session for visually impaired youth at the Allen H. Stewart Lions Camp on Casper Mountain, located south of Casper Wyoming. Camp is owned by the Lions of Wyoming Foundation.
Summer Services for Kids and Families:
The Food Group: 307-763-0850 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Group seeks to alleviate childhood hunger by providing food on the weekends to children in Sheridan County, Wyoming who need it. Please contact the program directly if your child could also utilize this support during the summer.
Licensed Childcare Providers: 672-2404 Contact the Department of Family Services for an approved list of local childcare providers.