FARMINGTON — The Healthy Community Coalition will sponsor summer activities for school-aged youth in Franklin County through the Carol M. White Physical Education Program Grant, according to a news release from the coalition.

Programs are offered for free through grant funding for students in Regional School Unit 9, School Administrative District 58 and Stratton schools. Several area partners have been engaged to offer a variety of physical activity opportunities throughout Franklin County.

The Carrabassett Valley Recreation Department will offer two mountain bike camps at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center with bikes available for use. Participants can learn about tuning a bike, braking, balance, uphill single track riding, safety, nature, fitness, pedal smarts, and healthy eating for energy. To register, call the Carrabassett Valley Recreation Department at 237-5566. When registering, indicate if the child will need equipment or is bringing his or her own.

The camps will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, July 18-22 and July 25-29, for those entering grades 6-12.

The Strong School will host a summer program that will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, July 12-28, for children entering grades 1-5. Field trips to area attractions on Thursday are being planned. Children attending this program receive a complimentary breakfast and lunch through the Summer Meals Program.

Mt. Abram High School will offer an adventure program for high school students Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, July 11-27. This is a partnership with the GEAR UP program and students will take a three-day trip to Jackman the last week of the program. Registration information was distributed before the school’s summer break. To register, call 347-9515.

The Kingfield’s Recreation Department offers summer programming on July 5, 6, 7, Aug. 23, 24 and 25. Call the Recreation Department for more information about programming at 265-4637.

For questions regarding the grant, contact Laurie Soucy at 779-2924 or [email protected].


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