For Immediate Release
Contact: Mary M. Russell, Marketing Coordinator
Culture, Parks, and Recreation Department
RODARTE COMMUNITY CENTER SEES ABUNDANCE OF ACTIVITY THIS SUMMER
The Rodarte Community Center, part of the City of Greeley’s Culture, Parks and Recreation Department is busting at the seams this summer. The Rodarte Community Center has a multitude of intergenerational programs and cultural diversity, with something for everyone this summer. From the Fun In the Sun program which offers summer programming to 6-17 year olds, to the GED preparation classes offered to anyone in the community in need of a HS diploma, to the NO FEAR Basketball camp which offers basic fundamental basketball skills to 6-18 year olds, to the Rodarte Senior Groups that offer food and friendship weekly on Thursday & Fridays.
The Fun in the Sun Program (fondly known as FITS) is an affordable afternoon day camp (only $20 for the full 10-weeks) held at the Rodarte Center and Anna Gimmestad Park. It’s designed for children ages 6-17, providing youth exposure to sports, arts & crafts, music, drama, swimming and field trips to help them learn, grow, be creative and most importantly…have fun! Their objective is to provide a fun and safe play environment for all children, provide a positive experience for every child, teach children new activities, help children develop intellectually and physically, give children a chance to develop their own programs and ideas, and assist staff to learn how to work with children. This year the staff is comprised of many UNC students studying to be teachers and a few teachers themselves working while they’re on summer break. They also offer a Before FITS program for those needing care in the mornings from 8:30am-1pm which is $140 for the full 10-week session or $15 per week. Youth are provided breakfast and lunch from the Weld County Food Bank every day.
Their new GED (General Educational Development) Pre-test and Preparation Classes are offered through a cooperative agreement with Aims Community College. Classes are offered to individuals 17 years and older who have not received a high school diploma, Monday-Thursday, 9am-12pm. Pre-GED assessments are given in order to place students into appropriate levels of study for the GED test. Classes offer curriculum designed around the skills needed to pass the examination. Subjects include reading, math, social studies, science and writing. Testing and classes are offered in English and Spanish on an on-going basis. The GED test makes it possible for individuals to earn a high school credential which affords them the opportunity to pursue higher education or obtain a better job. For more information contact the Academic Pathways office at 970.339.6665.
The NO FEAR (No False Evidence Appearing Real Incorporated) Basketball Camp hosted by Lade Majic at the Rodarte Community Center has seen great success. Lade Majic Prophete is part of the world renowned Harlem Ambassadors Professional Show Basketball team and is believed to be the first woman named to lead a predominately men’s team in a professional sport. Participants in the camp set weekly goals, learn the basic fundamental basketball skills, and the rules of the game. The course runs through June 28 and has 69 youth registered this year.