|Community service, fitness, education and fun were on
the agenda for youth participating in the Fort McCoy Child, Youth and
School (CYS) Services winter camp from Dec. 23-30 at Fort McCoy.
Youth got off to a good start and spread the holiday spirit by going
caroling at a local senior center facility in Sparta Dec. 23, said Cori
Yahnke, Fort McCoy CYS Services Boys & Girls Club of Fort McCoy and
School Age & Youth Center director.
Youth in the Fort McCoy CYS
Services winter camp program brought holiday greetings to a
resident of a senior facility in Sparta.
(Photo by Child, Youth & School
Following the Christmas weekend break, youth were back at Fort
McCoy Dec. 27 celebrating a Hawaiian holiday. A fun day, “Wacky
Wednesday,” was held Dec. 28, with youth dressing in their most
mismatched clothing and enjoying fun activities, including a winter
Participants hit the slopes Dec. 29 to enjoy an afternoon of
snow-tubing at the Fort McCoy Whitetail Ridge Ski Area.
A pajama day, complete with a New Year’s theme program, ceremony and
events completed CYS Services winter camp activities Dec. 30.
Computer lab sessions and CHARACTER Counts! activities were
incorporated into the schedule, as they are throughout the school
year, Yahnke said.
The School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration & Skills Unlimited
program also offered youth a baby-sitting class and a cookie-baking
Youth returned to school Jan. 3, and the CYS Services after-school
and non-school day program resumed.
For more information about CYS Services programs, call the School
Age Services section at 608-388-4373 or the Child Development Center