Our third annual Healthy Plymouth April Vacation Week was held Monday, April 16th - Friday, April 20th, 2018. This FREE, fun and engaging week of programming wass offered to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students that live in Plymouth. Details about each day of programming can be found below.
Through the generosity of our community, all programs, lunches and snacks were free for families. Interesting in donating for future programs? Please contact Krystal Danner at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
April Vacation Week, at a glance:
- All programs run from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
- Lunch and Snacks are provided
- Open to all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students that live in Plymouth
- All programs are FREE
- Programming held at the Loring Center, 384 Court Street, unless otherwise noted
2018 Program Selection
Monday, April 16
Students may choose Option 1: HAND SEWING with Doggspot Designs
Students will learn basic hand sewing techniques to create a cloth wall hanging.
Or Option 2: KINDNESS ROCKS with Claychick
Students will learn how a simple act of kindness can make a big impact in communities by creating Kindness Rocks for placement along Plymouth trails.
All students will also participate in a smoothie-making snack session. Lunch generously provided by The CabbyShack.
Or Option 3: BASKETBALL with TT's Skillz n' Drillz
TT’s Skillz n’ Drillz mission is to educate and empower our youth with confidence and dedication through hard work, commitment, and integrity. This program will encourage development of knowledge of the game including fundamental basketball and life skills, in a fun, loving and safe environment. (program hosted at St. Peter's Parish Center, 10 Memorial Drive - Please park at the church at 86 Court Street and walk your children to the Parish Center) Lunch generously provided by Panera.
Tuesday, April 17
Students may choose Option 1:
GROUP EXERCISE with Old Colony YMCA: Staff from the YMCA will lead a Pound exercise class.
YOGA: Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation exercises for kids, which build strength, balance and confidence.
HIP HOP with Karen: A high-energy, fun Hip Hop class led by Karen Rich
NATURE WALK with Wildlands Trust: Explore the Russell & Sawmill Pond Conservation Area with Nature Guides from Wildlands Trust! Learn about the plants and animals that live in the forest and how you can help protect the local environment. We’ll also enjoy a mindfulness activity and healthy snack along the trail.
Lunch generously provided by Moe's.
Or Option 2: PLYMOUTH FITNESS FUN DAY
Students will enjoy HD Boot Camp, Dodgeball & Wallyball, Yoga and a smoothie break with nutritional seminar. Separate Plymouth Fitness waiver also required. (Program hosted at Plymouth Fitness, 16 Aldrin Road) Lunch generously provided by KKatie's.
Wednesday, April 18
QUINCY COLLEGE EXPLORATION, CORDAGE MUSEUM SCAVENGER HUNT and KREATIV PAINTING
Quincy College at Cordage Park will host a pizza lunch and Career & College Exploration session for students. A scavenger hunt around The Plymouth Cordage Museum will introduce students to the dreams and careers of immigrants who came from overseas to work at the Cordage Company. We'll also focus on the arts with a class by Kreativ Painting.
Thursday, April 19
PLYMOUTH POLICE SPECIAL OPERATIONS DAY
This program will feature presentations from the following units: Mounted Unit, K-9 Unit, Motorcycles, Marine Unit, Street Crimes Unit and MetroLEC SWAT. Lunch generously provided by Chef Stephen Coe and his SWAT Culinary Assault Vehicle.
Friday, April 20
EARTH DAY with Terra Cura
Students are the future caretakers of our Earth. Our Earth Day activities will help empower kids to have a positive impact on the planet. Students will learn about, and discuss, the differences between the commercial and local food systems. We will also discuss what “food security” means and whether or not Plymouth has any areas that may be considered “food deserts”. Students will explore permaculture topics, such as composting, water catchment and whole system design. We will also make our own lunch using some locally sourced ingredients as well as tracking the origin of the other recipe ingredients.
Students will participate in a beekeeping presentation and honey tasting and will do a planting activity to take home.
We thank the many volunteers and businesses that supported our past April Vacation programs: Old Colony YMCA, Beach Ambassadors of Goldenrod Foundation, Dr. Richard Brech, TT's SKillz 'N Drillz, Plymouth Police Department, Cordage Historical Museum, Quincy College, Bill Fornaciari Architects, Terra Cura Edible School and Community Gardens, Plymouth County Sheriff's Department, Zion Lutheran Church, St. Peter's Church, Old Colony Memorial, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Plymouth, Plymouth Public Schools, Ernie's Restaurant, KKaties Burger Bar, The CabbyShack, Nosh Tavern, Rock Solid Construction, British Beer Company, and many Plymouth community members.