The Clarenville Area Recreaon Associaon(CARA) Summer Program is back and promises to be better than ever. Over the past several months a steering commitee has been working hard to make some necessary adjustments to our new Summer Program format that was introduced in 2016. We acknowledge that we did encounter some growing pains last summer, but we are fully committed to making the program more convenient for parents and participants alike. Our goal is simply to provide a safe, structured youth program that your kids can enjoy during the summer months, all while being more active.
-This year's summer program is focused on healthy, active living.
-Families can choose to register for the entire 6 week program, or you can choose to register for individual activities.
-Children will be categorized into one (1) of two (2) age groups. The group ages and locations will be as follows:
-Grades K to 2 – Clarenville Middle School -Grades 3-6
– Clarenville High School -The CARA Summer Program will run for a duration of six (6) weeks.
Beginning on July 10 and ending on August 18 . This is later than our usual start date, to accommodate the Canada 150 celebrations taking place from June 30 – July 8.
PROGRAMS Full Six Week Program: $200 + HST per child. $90 for each additional child in the same family. Individual Activities: $25 + HST per activity.
Details on the schedule and locations will be available in the coming days.
-The Program will run 5 days a week from Monday to Friday. Parents can drop their kids off at the School from 9:00am-12Noon and 1:00pm-4:00pm. No supervision will be provided during Lunch Break from 12Noon to 1:00pm.
-Most activities will be in the School/Events Centre general area. Children will be accompanied by staff if they need to walk to another facility or area. Children are asked to dress appropriately for the scheduled activities. You can also bring along a snack and beverage, if you wish.
-Each participant will receive a full 6 week schedule prior to the program beginning. This schedule will be followed closely by Camp Leaders to ensure the participants are being active. -All electronic devices such as Cell Phones, iPads & Tablets are NOT permitted in the program. This includes participants and camp leaders.
-The 10 core activities/sports that you can register for include Ball Hockey, Volleyball, Arts & Crafts, Basketball, Music, Tennis, Badminton, Fun Movement, Run Throw Jump Wheel and Outdoor Adventures. These activities will make up a large portion of the program schedule, with some other fun games mixed in throughout the summer.
Arts & Crafts - Arts & Crafts will be held in the Clarenville Middle School. This activity will allow participants to explore their artistic talents using various materials! Participants should not wear new clothing! Remember, our summer staff has many activities planned for Arts & Crafts, and some that can get pretty messy! A painting shirt is a good idea to send along! Art supplies will be provided!
Badminton - Badminton will be held in the Clarenville Middle School gymnasium. This activity will focus on skill development as well as game play. Participants should wear comfortable, athletic wear including socks and sneakers as badminton is a game of agility and quickness. Players are not required to bring their own racket but they may do so if they wish!
Ball Hockey - Ball hockey will be held at Clarenville Middle School and Clarenville High School. This activity will focus on game play and every game will have officials, scorekeepers and coaches. Teams will be organized once registration is complete who will all be competing for the CARA Cup! Participants should wear comfortable, athletic wear including socks and sneakers. Players are also required to provide their own shin guards, helmet with cage, gloves and hockey stick. Players can also bring their own goalie equipment should they desire.
Basketball - Basketball will be held in the Clarenville Middle School gymnasium. This activity will focus on skill development as well as game play. Participants should wear comfortable, athletic wear including socks and sneakers. All necessary materials for this activity will be provided!
Volleyball - Volleyball will be held at the Clarenville Middle School. This activity will consist mainly of game play, with some focus on skill development. Participants should wear comfortable, athletic wear including socks and sneakers. Equipment will be provided.
Fun Movement - The fun movement program will be held in the Clarenville Middle School gymnasium. This program is an introduction to programs focussing on body movement. These programs will include: zumba, yoga, and drum fit. Participants should wear comfortable, athletic wear including socks and sneakers.
Music - The music program will be held in the Clarenville Middle School Music Room. This program will focus on song related activities including moving to music and creating rhythm. All necessary materials for this activity will be provided!
Run, Throw, Jump, Wheel - This activity is an introduction to track and field events and will be held at the Clarenville Soccer Field. This activity will focus on various track and field events. Participants should wear comfortable, athletic wear including socks and sneakers. Please remember to pack sunscreen!
Outdoor Adventures - This activity will be held on various nature trails throughout Clarenville. Kids will have the opportunity to explore the great outdoors while learning techniques in Geocaching, Basic Survival skills and much more. Participants should wear comfortable, athletic wear including socks and sneakers/hiking shoes. Depending on the weather...a sweatshirt or light jacket would be a good idea! Please remember to bring along a backpack, a water bottle and sunscreen.
Tennis - Tennis will be held at the Legion Lane Tennis Courts. This activity will have a focus on skill development as well as game play. Participants should wear comfortable, athletic wear, including socks and sneakers. Participants are not required to have rackets as they will be available, but feel free to bring your own should you desire! Please remember to pack sunscreen! Staff are also available to walk kids from the school area to the tennis courts!