FMWR offers an extensive summer slate of activities

| May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD — The countdown is underway for the end of the school year for Wheeler Elementary School keiki.  Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation is ready with scores of programs and services for Army families this year.

WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD — The countdown is underway for the end of the school year for Wheeler Elementary School keiki. Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation is ready with scores of programs and services for Army families this year.

Christine Cabalo
Staff Writer
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Stepping out of the classroom means stepping into summer fun with activities available through Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

Fill the summer hours with day trips and seasonal activities during the longer days. Find the FMWR programs at several Hawaii Army installations for every age.

School Age and Kinder Summer
Day Camps
New activities are available for elementary school students each week in day camp, which runs on weekdays from 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., starting May 31, at several Army Hawaii installations.

Camps are split into two sections: Kinder camp for children entering first grade and School Age camp for students who are in second grade or older.

Children can enjoy field trips, special interest clubs, creative movement, arts and crafts, science pursuits and more.

Weekly fees provide for entry costs, transportation and meals meeting U.S. Department of Agriculture nutrition guidelines.

Due to limited space, parents are asked to register early for day camps at MilitaryChildCare.com. The first week of both School Age and Kinder Camp currently has a waitlist.

Parents must also register their children at Parent Central Services (PCS) with Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS). They can also contact PCS to check waitlists and for updates.

For more information, call the Schofield Barracks PCS at 655-8380/5314 or Aliamanu Military Reservation at 833-5393.

Youth Center
The center will have special extended summer hours for social recreation. Patrons can enjoy gaming equipment, a computer lab and other free activities. Entry and use of the center’s facilities is free, but participants must be registered with CYSS:
• Monday-Thursday: 1-8 p.m.
• Friday: 1-10 p.m
• Saturday: Noon-8 p.m.

Children and teens enrolled in CYSS summer camp programs can explore some of the hiking trails available on Oahu.

Children and teens enrolled in CYSS summer camp programs can explore some of the hiking trails available on Oahu.

Youth Center Summer Camp
The Youth Center will host nine weeks of summer camp on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting May 31. Each day the group will go on a field trip or complete an in-house activity matching the theme of the week.
Fees are charged per week and provide for a daily lunch that meets U.S. Department of Agriculture standards, transportation and

CYSS summer camp programs include trips to Wet 'n' Wild water park in Kapolei.

CYSS summer camp programs include trips to Wet ‘n’ Wild water park in Kapolei.

program supplies. Youth may register and pay for the extended summer camp program at PCS.

Summertime at the Library
Both the Fort Shafter Library and Sgt. Yano Library at Schofield Barracks are hosting special summer events. For more information about their programs, call the FS Library at 438-9521 and the SB Sgt. Yano Library at 655-8002.
•Extended Storytime and
Read to Me Program
Preschool Storytime will be available weekly during the summer at 10 a.m., Tuesdays, at FS Library, starting June 14, and Wednesdays, at Sgt. Yano Library, starting June 15. Several special guests will be appearing, including Mermaid Kariel. Children who are unable to read on their own may also participate in the Read to Me Program for prizes. Parents, siblings and other loved ones can read to children for 10 minutes each day and turn in their reading logs for rewards.
•Free Weekly Live Entertainment
The libraries will also feature a variety of live performances for free in the afternoons, Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m., beginning June 14, at FS Library, and Wednesdays at 3 p.m., beginning June 15 at SB Sgt. Yano Library.
See Bungie the Clown, Uncle Wayne and the Howling Dog Band and more.
•Summer Reading Club,
“Read for the Win”
Participants who read at least one book per week and bring their reading logs will be awarded free rewards each week. Prizes are awarded in three separate age categories: children who are in sixth-grade or younger, middle school to teen participants, and adults who are 18 years old or older.

SKIESUnlimited
The SKIESUnlimited Program offers military children classes in a variety of subjects, including foreign language, performance arts and fitness. Classes are held at several sites including SB, Tripler Army Medical Center and Aliamanu Military Reservation.
The SKIESUnlimited Program has several changes to its summer schedule:
•Individual dance classes are on break in June, but return to their regular schedules in July.
•Tumbling classes will be available at the SB SKIES Classroom for Wednesdays in June and July, while Thursday tumbling classes are on break until August.
•Both theater and ballroom dancing classes are on break until August.
For details about the class schedule and registering, visit www.himwr.com/skies or call 655-3818.

2016 Summer Junior Golf Program
This year’s program will include instruction and practice on the range, chipping and putting greens of Leilehua Golf Course. There will be no instruction on the course due to renovations.
A $75 fee covers all instruction, golf equipment, practice balls, shirt, prizes and other items. Check with coordinators about dress code. Deadline to register is May 30 or until each session is full.
Open to all active duty military, family members, first-come, first served. All other authorized patron family members will be taken on a space available basis.
Important dates and information follow:
•All junior golfers must be 6 to 16 years of age. Juniors must be 6 years old by June 6 and not exceed their 17th birthday by June 9.
•Sessions are Mondays and Wednesdays at the golf course. First session is from 9-10:30 a.m. If first session is full, a second session may be offered at 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
•The parent’s meeting for the junior program is June 1 at Leilehua Golf Course at 4 p.m.
•Registration must be made at CYSS PCS, 241 Hewitt St. (Kalakaua, Bldg. 1283), open 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. For details, call 655-8380.
•Bring shot record, health assessment /physical and three emergency contacts.
•The Junior Golf Tournament is scheduled July 6.

Summer Bowling at SB Bowling Center
The bowling center will offer special summer discounts.
•During select hours, the center will offer two bowling games, a small drink and personal cheese pizza for $8. Walk-ins only; offer available based on lane availability. Additional charges for extra toppings; shoe rental not included. This discount is not valid with other offers.
•Children can bowl for free during Kid’s Day every Thursday in June. Children 16 and under can bowl two games for free on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shoe rental not included.

Children and teens enrolled in CYSS summer camp programs may participate in field trips to some of Oahu's beaches.

Children and teens enrolled in CYSS summer camp programs may participate in field trips to some of Oahu’s beaches.

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