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An Intergenerational Spring Fling for All Seasons of Life

Trinity Village to Host Kid Connection for Spring Break Activities

Spring fever is defined as a feeling of restlessness and excitement at the beginning of spring. We are just a few days past the first day of spring and kids are feeling it. Teachers are definitely feeling it. We’re all feeling it! When the sun is shining, flowers are blooming, and kids are getting antsy, what’s a school to do? Enter the ever anticipated, forever loved, annual reprieve from the books known as spring break.

Next week, local schools will put down their pencils, close their text books, and have some time off for spring break. Many families will head further south to warm beaches, while more will stick around so Mom and Dad can go to work. For those landlocked kids not spending the days of next week building sand castles and feeding their sandwich crusts to seagulls, it may seem like a real bummer to stay in town for spring break. But for the students signed up for Kid Connection’s spring break camp, this will not be the case!

While spring break is typically reserved for the young’uns, Kid Connection has collaborated with Trinity Village retirement residence for its annual Spring Fling celebration. On Wednesday, March 30th Trinity Village will serve as host site for Kid Connection’s Spring Fling and all the festivities that come along with it. That’s right. Our annual Spring Fling will be an intergenerational mixer! Kid Connection students and residents of Trinity Village will enjoy games, activities, and bounce houses. In addition to our typical Spring Fling festivities, students will be given the opportunity to brush up on their botany skills and complete a service project by planting a garden at Trinity Village.

The fun isn’t limited to Wednesday’s Spring Fling. Students will go to the movies and Hickory Dickory Dock and will visit residents of Trinity Village for fun and crafts Tuesday and Thursday. Trinity Village residents have also been invited to join Kid Connection at the movies for an intergenerational field trip. Kids and kids-at-heart will all have a great time with one another and Kid Connection is honored to share spring break with residents of Trinity Village.

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About Kid Connection Spring Break Camps:

Kid Connection spring break camp sites are offered at Longview, Viewmont, Conover and North Newton Elementary schools in Hickory and Newton. Students in the Catawba and Sherrills Ford areas are welcome to join Kid Connection’s spring break camp at Olivet Baptist Church. Students will receive care between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. each day. Days are filled with play, making friends, and coordinated activities to ensure that students enjoy spending time at our camps. 

About Kid Connection:

Since 1978, Kid Connection has provided afterschool care for families needing an affordable, safe and convenient place for students during those hours between the end of the school day and the end of mom and dad’s work day. Kid Connection makes it a priority to provide top notch programs and offers five-star quality care. Kid Connection also offers full-day care on teacher workdays and some holidays. Kid Connection’s SummerKids program operates during the summer months, making Kid Connection a true year-round childcare option for families.

About Community Schools:

Community Schools began operation in 1978 with school board approval from Catawba County, Newton-Conover City and Hickory Public Schools and under the NC Legislative Act implementing a program to join schools and communities. Community Schools provides a vehicle for citizens and organizations in our area to utilize the local schools for meetings, conferences, sporting events and various other purposes. School age childcare and the coordination of the use of the many facilities are two much needed services administered by the Community Schools Program of Catawba County.

Community Schools currently offers before and after school care at affordable weekly and daily rates. It also accepts DSS vouchers. For more information on how to register your child, please call (828) 464-9355.

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