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Popular Lego Quest program returns to YMCA

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The popular Lego Quest program is returning to the YMCA. The program will meet every Wednesday, February 21 through April 11, from 5:30 -- 6:30 p.m., for kids from age 5 to 12. The Duneland Y will supply the Legos while the children supply the imagination to create their projects.

“We’re very excited to be able to offer Lego Quest for the second year here at the Y,” said School Age Child Care Coordinator Sally Gabric. “The cool thing about Lego Quest is all skill levels are welcome and needed to complete the program’s weekly missions. Legos are manufactured in Denmark where Lego means ‘play well’. You can be any age, as soon as you see Legos your imagination runs wild and you just want to build something. Kids will really enjoy this new program!”

Kids challenge themselves by applying several concepts to the art of Lego-building. They’ll research challenges facing today’s scientists, apply real world math and science concepts to their creations, learn critical thinking, team building and presentation skills while they’re having a great time, making friends and competing. And, they’ll have tournaments and celebrations all along the way. “Lego-building isn’t just about fun and games, although that’s a key ingredient of the program! Experience has shown that using Legos for team building helps enhance creative and critical thinking skills while allowing kids to act like kids and have a great time,” Gabric continued. “Lego is great for all kinds of communication based activities and teamwork challenges.”

All materials must stay at the Y at the conclusion of the program, so bring a camera to capture a keepsake of your child’s inventive handiwork! Please leave your Legos at home so favorite pieces don’t get lost. If you have extra Legos to spare, please consider donating them to the Lego Quest Program. The cost of the seven week Lego Quest Program is $55 per child with a free Lego Quest t-shirt at completion of the program. Space is limited; register your child at the Y Front Desk in person or by phone at 926-4204.

For more information about the Lego Quest Program, contact Sally Gabric by email at sgabric@dunelandymca.org or phone 921-0183.

Located at 215 Roosevelt St. in Chesterton, the Y is open 7 days a week.

For more information about Y membership, programs or services feel free to stop in, call or visit online at www.dunelandymca.org. The Duneland Y, a United Way of Porter County Partner Agency, has been serving the Duneland communities for more than 50 years, focusing on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

 

 

Posted 1/11/2018

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

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