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Parks and Recreation wraps up summer, prepares for back-to-school


End of season competitive softball league tourney

Seward Competitive Softball League finished last Sunday with an exciting championship game, with Tony's Pistols winning the championship. Vergeben Services came in as the runner up. Seward Insurance's team was awarded the sportsmanship trophy. There were six teams that competed every Sunday night in June and July. Each team played a competitive 12 games throughout the season and then were seeded based off their record into a tournament. They all participated in a bracketed championship tournament and there were very close finishes and exciting come-from-behind wins. We are grateful for the athlete participation, sportsmanship and heart they put into the season. Thank you managers for passing along important information to your teammates and helping organize your teams. We are grateful for the dedicated and educated umpires and for the time they volunteered. Looking forward to a great season for 2015. Please send your ideas for next season to or 224-4054.

TYC Adventure campers have real adventure!

Nine TYC Adventure Campers embarked on the Harding Ice Field overnight trip August 6-7. TYC partnered with the National Park Service to create a Hiking Club that met weekly and hiked increasingly difficult hikes throughout the summer in preparation for this backpacking adventure. Campers spent the beginning of the week working with National Park Service Ranger Luke Rosier to prepare for the journey. Leave-No-Trace ethics, hiking tips and tricks and how to pack a pack were among the topics.

Campers and staff also received NPS-led bear spray training last week to further prepare them for this exciting wilderness trip. The cold drizzle didn't appear to dampen their spirits and highlights, according to the campers, included, "tons of sheep," ptarmigan mom and chicks and exploratory hikes at the top. Adventure Camp is open to 5th-8th graders all summer long. Adventures include baseball games, boat tours in Kenai Fjords National Park, overnight trips to Caines Head, kayaking trips and much more. The last week of Adventure Camp is August 11-15 and includes a kayak tour on Bear Lake as well as a field trip to Nikiski Pool. For TYC information call 224-5472.

TYC After School Program to begin

TYC After School Program starts Tuesday, August 19. Come check out Seward Teen & Youth Center's After School Program for K-5th grades. ASP emphasizes cooperative play, sports, environmental science, outdoor play, creative arts, homework help, music appreciation and social enhancement. Children can choose from a number of daily activities from science experiments to baking projects, board games to field trips to a local park and more. ASP runs Monday-Friday from 3:20-5:30 p.m. Children may catch a ride on bus #3 from school. There is a $3 daily drop in fee or punch cards are available: $30 for 10 visits for $50 for 20 visits, or Annual Booster Passes are available for $200. There are scholarships available as well. Come check us out. TYC is located at 3rd Avenue & Jefferson below the Senior Center on the alley side. 224-5472 *With 6th grade now being considered Middle School, those kids will be eligible to join out Teen Time after school program for teens from 2:30-9 p.m. throughout the week. Call the Rec Room for more info: at 224-4056

TYC Campers & Staff Photo Day commenced last Friday at 3 p.m. to commemorate 20 years of TYC Summer Day Camps! Campers were encouraged to wear their favorite camp t-shirt. Campers receive a t-shirt in the color of their choice for every two weeks of camp they attend. Staff wear coordinated colored shirts each day and the kids have learned the routine and often mimic the staff with the result being a super cute visual representation of TYC when we're out and about. Keep an eye out for the "Human Highlighters" around town!

Information provided by Melanie Hauze, Parks and Recreation


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