Youth Programs

Bike/Walk 2019

Bike/Walk2019 is a onetime community event planned for September 9th from 9:00am – Noon beginning at TRAC. We are using this event to gain public interest of a new bike path in the northeast area of town.  The project will simulate a pop-up, safe route linking 12th Ave NE, near the University of Jamestown, Jamestown High School, and Two Rivers Activity Center, to 19th St NE, near the Jamestown Reservoir Trail trailhead.

 

The goal of this project is to build on previous community efforts by setting up a pop-up bike path to test the community’s acceptance of a permanent multi-use path that would reduce gaps in bike path disconnectedness.  Walk/Bike2019 strives to make the community of Jamestown more bike/walk friendly by closing inconsistencies and gaps in sidewalk connectivity in the NE area of town.

 

Pop-up bike lanes are a low-cost, temporary option for testing infrastructure in a community, such as bike lanes, sidewalks, pedestrian safety initiatives, and much more.

 

The lack of connecting paths is part of the Land Use and Transportation Plan which suggests improvements for the Jamestown community infrastructure.  The data collected by the quick action pop-up event will be used for future grant funding initiatives and applications.  A permanent path would improve connectivity in a safe, dedicated manner where residents will have increased opportunities to safely travel by bike to work and school, as well as for recreation and physical activity opportunities.

Family Literacy Camp

TRAC will be hosting family learning opportunities focused on providing caregivers with the knowledge and skills to support their young learners in a rich environment.  It is focused for families with children between the ages of birth to 5 years old.  We will hold six sessions over the summer from 3:00 – 4:00pm beginning on June 13th.  Families who attend will receive access to TRAC for the rest of the day with the pool opening at 4:00pm.

 

Each camp will be theme based upon a children’s book. The camp will consist of a shared group story time of the weekly theme book.  Children and caregivers will then divide into their respective groups with the children moving to the Adventure Space to complete an activity or project aligned to the theme and desired learning objectives for the week. Parents will receive information regarding the learning objectives and implementation strategies to be used at home. Finally, the group will gather back together again for a brief wrap up, snack, and distribution of the weekly book. The weekly book will include a bookmark to reinforce the learning objective for the week.

 

Infant/Toddler (age 0-2)

June 20, July 11, July 25, August 8 and August 21

 

Pre-school (age 3-5)

June 13, June 27, July 18, August 1 ad August 15

TRAC BINGO

Would you like to win a free one year membership to TRAC?  Here’s your chance!  Complete our Summer Bingo Challenge and get registered for some great prizes as well as have an opportunity to win a free membership to TRAC.  Download your BINGO card here.  Winning is easy!  Just complete an activity on the BINGO board, take a selfie and tag us in it, then return the board to the TRAC front desk by Sept 3rd to be eligible for the prizes. Have fun and good luck!