COVID-19 has upended what is traditionally one of the busiest times of the year for Norfolk County Parks & Recreation, for Norfolk County Heritage & Culture and at Norfolk County Public Library. With some imagination and creativity, staff members have worked hard to develop a variety of programming that is safe, fun, encourages participation, and provides an opportunity for children to make friends and learn something new while still respecting provincial public health guidelines.
Norfolk County Public Library, Heritage & Culture and Parks & Recreation are excited to announce a new virtual summer program for kids called We’re All In This Together.
This free program encourages participants to stay, play and learn in the comfort of their own home or backyard. A 15-minute video will be presented by each of the partners on the following dates: July 15, July 29, and August 12.
A different theme will be explored each session and will include a variety of activities along with additional resources for further, independent exploration.
All sessions will be available at http://www.norfolkcounty.ca/ncathome/
Each department is also offering additional programming.
Norfolk County Parks & Recreation
- Canadian Safety Council Babysitter Training Course. July 27-31, 2020. 2 – 4 p.m.
- SOS 4 Kids Home Alone Safety Program. August 10 – 14. 3 -4 p.m.
- SOS 4 Kids My Safe Life: Personal Safety for Kids Program August 24-28. 3-4 p.m.
All online courses will be offered via Microsoft Teams.
Programs have been designed to adhere to provincial guidelines, so space is limited.
- Let’s Make a Racquet! Tennis, Badminton, Pickleball and lots of fun with friends. August 4-7, 2020. & August 17-21 2020. 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
- Jr. Golfer Program. Golf games, fun activities and 2 rounds of 9 holes fill this awesome week! August 10-14 & August 24-28, 2020 9 a.m.- Noon.
Registration is now open. For more information and how to register, please visit https://www.norfolkcounty.ca/2020-summer-youth-activity-programs/
Norfolk County Heritage & Culture
Museum Mondays Summer Adventures
Heritage & Culture will host weekly live online sessions facilitated by an Ontario Certified teacher exploring local history that children will find interactive and engaging. This programming will provide support to parents while providing a safe and positive online experience for the participants.
Each week a different theme will be explored at various locations throughout Norfolk County. The themes presented will reinforce the mandates of each of Norfolk County’s community museums.
Each session will include a summer camp kit. The kit will include the materials needed to participant in the session plus additional resources that can be completed outside of the instructional time. There will be an option to either pick up or have the kit delivered to participants. Programming will be augmented with video presentations and guest presenters.
Program Name: Museum Mondays Summer Adventures
Ages: 6 to 10 years old
Time: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Registration: Advance Registration required.
For more information or to register: www.norfolkculture.ca
Norfolk County Public Library
Read Between the Branches will be a combination of fun classics, like story time and crafts, and new favourites, that fall under the STREAM model of learning. STREAM stands for science, technology, reading, engineering, art and math.
More information can be found https://ncplmorethanbooks.ca/