By Nathan Ham
Watauga Parks and Recreation is offering a fun and safe environment for kids ages 5 through 12 to have some fun this summer. Registration for the Summer Shine program gives children nine different days with different activities to get out and enjoy a beautiful summer in the High Country.
Each participant and all staff members will complete health screening questions each day. The same staff members will be on hand throughout the duration of the program and things will be cleaned and disinfected between each activity and each morning and afternoon session. Social distancing rules will be followed during all activities as well as frequent hand sanitizing and hand washing. Facemasks will be available for all staff and participants.
The first Summer Shine session will be on July 2 with a special Independence Day celebration.
Additional themes for Summer Shine include:
July 7 – Hoppy Easter: Eggs-tra eggs-stravaganza
July 9 – Cow Appreciation Day: Moo-vin’ and A’Groovin
July 14 – Measure to the Treasure: Scavenger hunts and pirate crafts
July 16 – Christmas in July: Winter sports, hot chocolate and make ‘n takes
July 21 – Field day Fun: Good, old fashioned game day
July 23 – Things that Fly: It’ll be a high flyin’ day
July 28 – Water Day at the Creek: Wear water shoes and clothes for today
July 30 – National Friendship Day: End of season celebration
Registration for the Summer Shine program can be completed online here. If you have any questions, call the Watauga County Parks and Recreation office at 828-264-9511.