Page 8 - Scene Magazine 45-02 February 2020
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B.C. City Scene
BY REBECCA FLEURY Battle Creek City Manager
our children.
When we earned the All-America
Kidventure Summer Camp is
a great opportunity to keep children active, busy, and safe during the sum- mer months. In addition to the sports, games, and park visits, attendees will participate in swim lessons at the YMCA, and enjoy weekly pool time at Flash Flood Water Park. Each camper receives breakfast, lunch, and a snack.
Don’t forget to check out our Full Blast recreation facility, at 35 Hamblin Ave., for more ways to be fit and well. There are court and batting cage rentals; fitness center memberships; walk-and- play memberships for the track and courts; and activities for school, church, and other groups looking for a fun outing.
City title in 2019, two of the projects we celebrated were School Behav- ioral Health and Operation Fit. These programs bring nutrition, exercise, emotional and social well-being, and support to our children in their schools.
Watch for the Summer Fun Pass to go on sale soon for the Flash Flood Wa- ter Park and, if someone in your family is looking for a summer job, Recreation is hiring now for lifeguards, water park customer service, camp counselors, Bailey Park crew, and Willard Beach rangers.
BC Vision continues to focus on edu- cation – from early childhood programs, to college and career readiness, helping prepare our students for success. The Battle Creek Public Schools Trans- formation is focusing on academics, a healthy culture, and a positive experi- ence for our children.
Summer camp runs Monday through Friday, June 1 to August 21. You can sign up for individual weeks at $150 per week, per child; 10 weeks, June 8-Aug. 14, for $1,250 per child; or all 12 weeks for $1,500 per child. Non-refundable deposits are required to hold your spot, so don’t wait to sign up if you are inter- ested!
I hope you will join the city for health and wellness activities through- out the year!
One of the ways our city helps involve our children and their families in wellness is through the incredible variety of sports, wellness, and camp opportunities offered throughout the year by our Recreation Department. Children have some great opportunities to make friends, learn physical skills and teamwork, gain exposure to Battle Creek parks and attractions, and so much more.
We have a baker’s dozen list of great programs – for all ages – also open now for registration. You can find more information on all of these at the Recre- ation website,, or by calling our team at (269) 966-3431.
Children ages 5 to 12 can have a blast with the city during Spring Break Camp and Kidventure Summer Camp, both open now for registration. Both are day camps, held at Full Blast from 7am-5:30pm.
• Lifeguard class
• First aid/CPR class
• Youth indoor flag football
• Youth indoor soccer and Start Smart
Some of the great projects progressing in
the Battle Creek community today reflect the impor- tance of the health and well-being of
Join the Spring Break Camp from April 6-10. Children will enjoy sports, games, park visits, and field trips. At- tendees must eat breakfast before camp, or bring it with them, and pack a cold lunch each day. The cost is $150 per child for the week.
• Little tyke T-ball • Adult softball
• Girls fast-pitch
• Spring soccer
Keeping Kids Active!
• Stat Smart ice hockey and Learn to Skate hockey
indoor soccer
• Youth individual baseball
• Tiny tot golf

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