Exploration program challenges K through fourth-graders

Written by Katy Nesbitt, The Observer June 08, 2012 12:50 pm

Summer Exploration comes to Wallowa County, a two-week summer program for kindergarten through fourth-graders.

Building Healthy Families is offering Summer Exploration in Joseph, Enterprise and Wallowa, 10 days of team building, games, filed trips and an enriching hands-on curriculum in science, literacy, music and arts.

Since 2008 Building Healthy Families has offered the Exploration After School  Program to families in the Wallowa School District. Due to generous funding from public and private donors, they were able to expand the program to each of the three Wallowa County School districts in the fall of 2011.

Serving an average of 26 students each day, the program not only provides engagement and enrichment for students, but supports working families and keeps students safe during critical after school hours.

The summer program helps families struggling to find adequate child care and students who are experiencing the summer learning loss that plagues classrooms in the fall.

Joseph will house the first two-week session beginning June 18 and concludes with a celebration June 29. Enterprise will follow in July and Wallowa’s

Summer Exploration will be in mid-August.

The number of students is limited to 20 per site, with slots being filled as registration forms are received. If interested, call Building Healthy Families at 541-426-9411 and ask for Maria Weer.