YMCA news

Published: Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 1:51 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 7:14 a.m. CDT

Youth basketball

Southern Prairie YMCA and Creston Schools boys basketball program are jointly offering youth basketball for boys and girls in PreK through sixth grade. 

It will be held Saturday mornings starting Jan. 11 at the YMCA. YMCA program leaders and Creston High School basketball coaches and players emphasize fun and sportsmanship while helping children learn the game of basketball in this non-competitive clinic-style program.

The early bird registration deadline is Jan. 4. All registrations include a program T-shirt.  Registration is also available online at www.southernprairieymca.com. Call Cody Hudson at 782-9622 with questions.

Sleepover

Southern Prairie YMCA is planning a sleepover at the Y on Saturday, Dec. 14. The slumber party is from 6 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday for boys and girls in first-fifth grade. 

Children can spend the night after they swim, play games in the gym, do arts and crafts, and watch movies. Breakfast will be provided.

Please send children with their bathing suits, towel, pajamas, extra clothes, sneakers, personal supplies, pillows, sleeping bags, and favorite stuffed animals. Cost is $45 for members and $65 for other participants. Registration deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 2.  Call Kelley Malone at 782-9622 with questions.

Winter break

Ensure your child is in excellent hands during the school winter break. Southern Prairie YMCA will offer a Winter Break Camp for boys and girls in junior kindergarten-fifth grade.

Camp dates are Monday, Dec. 23; Thursday, Dec. 26; Friday, Dec. 27; Monday, Dec. 30; Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the First Christian Church. Please pack a lunch, swimsuit and sneakers. Kids will play games, make arts and crafts projects, swim and have a ton of fun. 

Cost is $22 per child per day or $100 for all five days for members and $35 per child per day or $160 for all five days for other participants. Call Kelley Malone at 782-9622 with questions.

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