Our third annual Healthy Plymouth April Vacation Week is scheduled for Monday, April 16th - Friday, April 20th, 2018. This FREE, fun and engaging week of programming is offered to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students that live in Plymouth. Details about each day of programming can be found below. Students may register for one or more of the days.
Through the generosity of our community, all programs are free. Interesting in donating? Please contact Krystal Danner at email@example.com 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 and KINDNESS ROCKS with Claychick
Students will learn basic hand sewing techniques to create a cloth wall hanging. Students will also participate in a smoothie-making snack session and will learn how a simple act of kindness can make a big impact in communities by creating Kindness Rocks for placement along Plymouth trails. Lunch generously provided by The CabbyShack.
Or Option 2: BASKETBALL with TT's Skillz and 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) 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 series of mixed workouts, such as BODYCOMBAT, BOOTCAMP and BODYFLOW.
MINDFUL MEDITATION/YOGA: Mindfulness is the awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally. In this class we will learn the basics of what mindfulness is and how it can be used as a life skill. We will experience mindfulness through two guided practices.
NATURE WALK with Wildlands Trust: Wildlife is all around us, and can be easier to spot than you might imagine! Wildlands Trust Educator Rachael Calderara will lead a walk through different natural habitats to look for signs of wildlife, ending on a white sand beach in Plymouth Harbor, with possible views of nesting osprey.
Or Option 2: DAY OF WELLNESS at Plymouth Fitness
Students will enjoy HD Boot Camp, Dodgeball & Wally ball, Yoga and a Smoothie break with Nutritional seminar. Separate Plymouth Fitness waiver also required. (Program hosted at Plymouth Fitness, 16 Aldrin Rd) 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.
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.