Despite the rainy days we have had, CHOICES was able to take nearly 30 foster youth on a hike and outdoor activity day last week to Carriage Hill Park. This year we had a partner to facilitate the fun, Anytime Fitness of Kettering helped organized activities and sponsored lunch.
CHOICES and Anytime Fitness connected through the Kettering, Moraine and Oakwood Chamber of Commerce. When we told them we host an activity day in the summer for the kids they asked how they could get involved. It was a perfect pairing, working with the kids and getting them away from TV and video games.
Brent and Laura from Anytime Fitness came up with group activities for the kids to participate in. The muddy conditions meant some of the initial ideas wouldn’t work but they were quickly able to develop a new plan. The kids had a great time!
Following the activity the kids went out for a hike complete with scavenger hunt items. Brent got busy on the grill cooking hot dogs and when the kids they enjoyed a picnic lunch sponsored by Anytime Fitness.
Many of the kids were drawn to our guests. They all enjoyed interacting and having this chance to experience nature. The kids were very polite using please and thank you.
Following lunch the CHOICES staff took the kids to see the farm animals and to the penny candy store! Thank you to Anytime Fitness for being a Community Partner and helping create this memorable day for our kids!