SUMMER WHAT…

Have you ever heard us mention Summer Zone and wonder what it’s all about? Well, let us tell you a little more about it. Summer Zone started in the summer of 2016 as a hot lunch program site called Kids Cafe. We provided kiddos with activities before and after lunch. We soon realized kids were coming just as much for the activities as the food. Fast forward and in 2018 Summer Zone was born!

With this shift, we created a program that not only allowed kids to have fun, but also provided learning and growth opportunities throughout the summer. Throughout this programs existence we have been striving to create a positive environment where kids have the opportunity to make new friends, practice their relationship skills, get some exercise, explore Larimer County, and learn through a variety of activities.

 

GAMES, GROWING, AND MORE

Summer Zone provides kids ages 8-16, with the opportunity to participate in games, crafts, activities and fun! There are weekly opportunities to visit different Larimer County parks, field trips every Friday, and crafts and games for some of the chill days! We want our kids to have fun, but we also want to serve them in a greater way. Our activities are aimed to enrich summer learning, grow respect for others and property, build community and relationships, encourage physical activity, and much more!

This summer our kids have already been able to get out of their comfort zones. One of the days we were able to take the kids to a bowling alley. Some of our kiddos had never been bowling before, so it was an adventure, to say the least! It put a smile on all our staffs’ faces to see them learning, developing new skills, and having a blast!

Right now Summer Zone looks a little bit different than previous years due to changes regarding COVID-19. We can assure you that we have made necessary changes to our program to make sure it meets the rules and regulations of the state. We are offering morning and afternoon sessions, along with limiting the number of kiddos per group. Despite these changes, we are still going to make sure our youth are having fun and learning lots.

 

QUESTIONS?

Due to limited spaces, all our spots have been filled for summer of 2020.

If you have any more questions regarding the program, feel free to contact Emily Fleming at emilyf@thematthewshouse.org.