Kuna Parks and Recreation has been working hard to incorporate fun summer programs that aligned with Mayor Nelson’s Year of the Kuna Kid campaign. From this hard work was born the Kuna Summer Passport Program. Not only does this program focus on Kuna kids but it also shows the dedication of the City of Kuna to encouraging healthy living in our community.
The Parks and Rec Department is happy to share our new Passport Program with the community and invite kids of all ages to join. This is a program that will run all summer and offer many fun activities to engage kids in healthy behaviors. This week the kids will receive a Passport from school that they will fill out all summer long as they participate in activities aimed to encourage getting outside and being a good steward of the community.
Each Passport has several areas for the kids to participate. There is Biking and Walking Activities which includes hiking, bike safety and getting out and enjoying the Greenbelt. Outdoor Time aims to keep the kids active with swimming, boating, playing sports and even reading outside. We mustn’t forget Fishing Activities which is self-explanatory. Healthy Food Choices is another category on the Passport that asks kids to think about what they are choosing to eat and how they could change it. To round it all out is Good Steward of the City which reminds kids the importance of family and community by encouraging activities that respect both. Kids can keep track of their activities and parents can back them up by initialing when they have completed one.
Parks and Rec will be offering many activities throughout the summer that the kids can participate in and earn credit for the Passport Program. These activities will be listed in the newspaper as well as the City of Kuna website and the Kuna Parks and Rec Facebook page.
Kids have all summer to complete their Passport and turn it in to City Hall by August 29th. On September 13th we will be having an awards program during the 150th Birthday Celebration for all the participants. This is a great way for kids to enjoy their time off from school and fill in those summer hours with fun.
Please contact Bobbi Prentice at 936-8769 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to get a Passport.