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Mom and Me Zumba

9:00AM to 10:00AM
Jump into an energetic dance party with mom at your side during Mom and Me Zumba at the Illinois Valley YMCA! Who: Girls in grades K-1 Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014, Saturday, May 3, 2014, or Saturday, May 17, 2014 Location: Illinois Valley YMCA, Peru, IL Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Fee: $6 per girl/$5 per adult Min/Max: 10/20 girls, 10/20 aduts per session Fun patch included. ...

Spa Design Time

9:00AM to 12:00PM
Love to be creative? Learn about the engineering design process and get your creative juices flowing by building and designing a pencil pouch for a buddy, then work as a team to create a unique bubble wand and bubble solution as well as the marketing plan to accompany your new product. Construct protective packaging for your favorite cookie, then prototype a toy of your own invention! Careers introduced in this program are: chemical engineer, mechanical engineer, marketing specialist, product manager, packaging engineer, and product designer. Who: Girls in grades 4-5 Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014 Location: Decatur Urban Program Center Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fee: $8 per girl Min/Max: 40/60 girls, 5/15 adults ...

Animal Ambassadors

10:00AM to 11:00AM
Discover the careers you could pursue with an animal at your side! The four available sessions will include visits with: Illinois Valley Animal Rescue, where we’ll tour the building, learn what happens behind the scenes, and visit with volunteers and animals; Tilly the therapy dog, where we’ll explore the work she does to help others; Ancare Veterinary Clinic, where we’ll look behind the scenes and visit with the vet and technicians; and the Furry Friends Zoo, where we’ll experience and assist in the daily routine of working with animals, including feeding them and preparing their habitats. Who: Girls in grades 4-12 Therapy Dog Tilly Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014 Location: First Congregational Church, Route 6/4th Street, Peru Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Ancare Clinic Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014 Location: Ancare Veterinary Clinic, Wenzel Rd., Peru Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Furry Friends Zoo Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014 Location: Furry Friends Zoo, 26541 W. 1700 Rd., Princeton Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. IVAR Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014 Location: Illinois Valley Animal Rescue, Industrial Drive, LaSalle Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Fee: $16 per girl for all 4 sessions Min/Max: 10/20 girls per session, 3/6 adults per session Fun patch included. Cadettes and Seniors will earn their Animal Helpers and Voice for Animals badges, but badges will not be included in cost of program. Donation list for Furry Friends Zoo and Illinois Valley Rescue will be included with registration confirmation letter. Feel free to bring a donation from this list to the program. ...

Have Train, Will Travel

7:00AM to 7:30PM
This activity is FULL! We now have a waiting list for participants. ...

Family Trail Rides

5:00PM to 6:00PM
Hoof it into the arena of trail riding with this introductory lesson. Who: All grade levels and families Location: Camp Tapawingo Equestrian Ctr. Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014 Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014 Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Date: Saturday, May 24, 2014 Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014 Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., or 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fee: $15 per participant Min/Max: 2/6 girls, 1/3 adults ...

Intro to Horses

10:00AM to 11:00AM
Learn proper grooming skills to keep your horse neat and healthy, then practice an obstacle course on horseback.  Who: Girls entering grades 2-5 Dates: Saturday, April 5, 2014 or Saturday, May 17, 2014 Location: Camp Tapawingo Equestrian Ctr. Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., or 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Fee: $15 per girl Min/Max: 4/10 girls per session ...

Trail Mix

1:00PM to 2:00PM
Demonstrate your ability to guide and control your horse in the arena, and then hit the trails! Learn to assess trail situations as they arise and become more confident and comfortable in the saddle. You might even see deer grazing or bounding through the fields as you ride! Who: Girls in grades 4-12 Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014 Location: Camp Tapawingo Equestrian Ctr. Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., or 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Fee: $15 per girl Min/Max: 2/6 girls per session ...

Rockin' the Climbing Wall

10:00AM to 12:00PM
Grab your most determined girlfriends and work together to conquer the climbing wall at the Decatur Urban Program Center. You’ll learn firsthand about many aspects of teamwork and receive time on four climbing wall sections and one bouldering wall.  Who: Grades 2 - adult Location: Decatur Urban Program Center Dates: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, or Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Dates: Saturday, March 22, 2014, Saturday, April 5, 2014, Saturday, April 26, 2014, Saturday, May 3, 2014, or Saturday, May 17, 2014 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Fee: $5 per participant Min/Max: 8/15 participants Fun patch included. ...

Take Aim

10:00AM to 12:00PM
Try your hand at shooting a bow and arrow. Learn tips on shooting style and form and work to improve your aim. In addition to learning basic archery, safety rules, and range etiquette, you’ll have the opportunity to compete in a tournament. Whether you’re channeling Katniss or just want to expand your abilities, this sport of bows and arrows is a blast--especially when your targets are balloons filled with candy! Who: Girls in grades 3-12 Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014, Saturday, May 3, 2014, or Saturday, September 3, 2014 Location: Camp Peairs Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (grades 3-6) 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (grades 7-12) Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014 Location: Camp Kiwanis or Camp Tapawingo Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (grades 3-6) 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (grades 7-12) Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014 Location: Camp Widjiwagan Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. (grades 3-6) 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (grades 7-12) Fee: $10 per participant Min/Max: 10/20 participants Fun patch included. ...

Take Aim

9:00AM to 11:00AM
Try your hand at shooting a bow and arrow. Learn tips on shooting style and form and work to improve your aim. In addition to learning basic archery, safety rules, and range etiquette, you’ll have the opportunity to compete in a tournament. Whether you’re channeling Katniss or just want to expand your abilities, this sport of bows and arrows is a blast--especially when your targets are balloons filled with candy! Who: Girls in grades 3-12 Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014, Saturday, May 3, 2014, or Saturday, September 3, 2014 Location: Camp Peairs Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (grades 3-6) 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (grades 7-12) Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014 Location: Camp Kiwanis or Camp Tapawingo Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (grades 3-6) 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (grades 7-12) Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014 Location: Camp Widjiwagan Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. (grades 3-6) 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (grades 7-12) Fee: $10 per participant Min/Max: 10/20 participants Fun patch included. ...