KIDZONE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
Our weekly programs will resume on March 21 (3:20-4:20pm @ Chicopee)
and March 23 (3-4pm @ Vic Hills).
Chicopee Centreville Community Centre | 141 Morgan Ave. Kitchener
Victoria Hills Community Centre | 10 Chopin Dr. Kitchener
The goal of the KiDZONE After School program is to communicate positive messages to kids of all ages through an engaging, dynamic and interactive program. Through skits, songs, games and activities, and, most importantly, personal relationships, kids are taught to be responsible, about their uniqueness and value, to respect their peers and authority, to be careful in potentially dangerous neighbourhoods and many other practical lessons.
KiDZONE operates from September to June at two different locations in Kitchener-Waterloo. Both sites are stationed at community centres in areas where there is identifiable need.
From the very beginning, KiDZONE Urban Ministries has helped families personally and practically. The day before KiDZONE, volunteers visit families at their homes to meet parents, build relationships with the kids and look for ways we can help, whether its food, clothes or simply a listening ear.
In the summer of 2000, KiDZONE held the first, Camp Dunamis, a day camp for kids who attended KiDZONE during the school year. Since then, Camp Dunamis has expanded into a full overnight camp experience for 100 kids every year. Many of the kids at KiDZONE have never had a camp experience and Camp Dunamis has seen many kids swim in a lake, canoe, sit by a campfire, sing camp songs and sleep in cabins for the first time. It is an exciting and full experience for every kid in attendance. Camp Dunamis is only made possible through generous community donations enabling KiDZONE Urban Ministries to offer a full week of camp to kids and families at no cost.