It’s Summertime again in The Carolinas… and time for The Carefree Boat Club of Lake Norman and The YMCA Y Readers program to be together again.
Monday is “FUNDAY”. Every Monday in July, The Carefree Boat Club of Lake Norman hosts The Y readers students of 40+, their instructors and volunteers at the Kings Pointe Marina where The Carefree Boat Club of Lake Norman calls home.
The Y Readers will:
- Take a field trip to the marina
- enjoy a boating craft
- compete in a toy sailbot regatta
- play games
- enjoy a read aloud story
- learn boating safety tips
- take a ride on one of the Carefree Boat Club’s Pontoon boats
This is a great way to introduce boating & boating safety to a new generation while still providing a learning environment to support the efforts of The Greater YMCA Y Readers program.
Y Readers provides literacy instruction based upon the Four-Blocks model, which includes Guided Reading, Self-Selected Reading, Writing and Working With Words. Certified teachers develop and implement engaging lessons that follow this balanced literacy model. Students participate in a minimum of 2.5 hours of daily literacy instruction during the summer program and 1.5 hours each afternoon during the afterschool program.
In addition to literacy support, students also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of enrichment activities: art, music, science, field trips, physical activity, health education and character development. Participants travel to a nearby YMCA branch for weekly swim lessons during the summer program.
Y Readers places a strong emphasis on parent involvement. Parents are asked to read each night at home with their children and attend program events. During both the summer and afterschool programs, parents also attend workshops focused on supporting literacy learning at home and promoting healthy living. Y Readers Program Overview
For more information about Y Readers, contact Amanda Wilkinson, Senior Program Director of School Age Initiatives at 704 716 6307 or [email protected].
The Carefree Boat Club of Lake Norman looks forward to the next three Mondays in July with visits from
- Park View – 60+ Y Readers
- Cornelius – 45+ Y Readers
- Hidden Valley – 45+ Y Readers