Hazleton One Community Center announces their weekly summer program for grades Kindergarten through 8th will begin the week of July 27 and run through August 19. Each week of the program is theme orientated and students sign up for an entire week at a time. Each theme lasts one week and includes Zoo Week, Planets, Stars and Space, Oceans and Fresh Water, Dinosaurs, Alligators and Reptiles, Passports: North America, Passports; Continents, Carnival Week, and finally Renaissance week. The week begins each morning from 11:00 am-12:15 with the students investigating a different topic relating to the theme throughout the week. Activities will include projects, reading, games and activities to bring the topic to life in an enriching manner.
Lunch is provided each day by the Commission on Economic Opportunities. Following lunch students select from a variety of individual clubs such as basketball instruction; soccer, arts and crafts, board games, gym fun, broadcasting; building with K’Nex; astronomy, Lego madness, cheerleading, Zumba, chess, song writing; debate basics; HIP CSI; tumbling, Create your own I-phone game, art, and much more. Fridays will include field trips, movies, and other activities related to the week-long theme.
Additionally, and in partnership with the Luzerne County Community College ALTA Program, the Center will offer a summer reading program “On your mark get set…READ.” The program will help prepare your child for the school year. Children will receive free children’s books .The program is for ages 4 to 6 years old. A parents or guardian must accompany the child. The program begins June 28 1 PM-3 PM and runs every Tuesday and Thursday from throughout the summer.
Students will also have the opportunity to participate in Musical Theatre program under the direction of Michael Ecker. This 5-week club will begin on June 27 and will end with a cabaret-style show, “Kids on Broadway “including many familiar hit songs.
Finally, children 7 -12 years old can sign up for reading is Fundamental program offered every Saturday from 10:30-12noon designed to help children become life-long readers.
This summer program is under the direction of Deb Mills, PhD, Andrea Pabon and HIP Program Director, Elaine Maddon Curry.
For more information on these or any other programs please call Hazleton One Community Center, 225 E 4th street, 570-861-8081.