The Seward Phoenix Log - News of the Eastern Kenai Peninsula since 1966

By Melanie Hauze

After School Program back, packed with fun



Summer Day Camp: Sandcastle Contest-From Left: Aiden Schilling, Talon Lemme, Staff Sully Hauze, Peter Spanos, Braden Lane, Clay Petersen, Fallon Hughes, Dylan Dunning, Connor Spanos, Tony Smith.

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 to board games to field trips to a local park and much much more. ASP runs Monday-Friday from 3:20 to 5:30 p.m.

Children can 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. 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 2:30-9pm throughout the week. Call the Rec Room for more info: 224-4056.

The 2013-2014 Teen & Youth Council members have volunteered a combined 364 hours so far this year. TYC organizes an annual trip for council members as one way to say thanks for all of their time and efforts throughout the year. In the past, these trips have taken the kids to Anchorage for go-karting, mini-golf, movies, dinner etc. We are thinking a change of scenery might be in order for this year, perhaps a trip to Soldotna, Kenai or Nikiski for alternative options for a fresh new spin on this trip. Thank you TYC Councils for your continued support of TYC programming.

TYC is now accepting applications for Teen & Youth Councils for the 2014-2015 school-year. The Teen & Youth Councils were developed in 1985 (Teen), 1998 (Youth) and 1999 (Junior). Each branch is a 10 member group with the mission of working with staff to create a fun and safe atmosphere for the TYC elementary programs as well as to represent their peers in a fun and friendly forum.

The Teen Council is a 10 member group of High School aged teens who meet bi-weekly to develop and host special events for teens and their community. Members volunteer at After School Program to mentor younger students, helping to make a difference. Teen Council members earn discounts, merits & recognition. Junior Council is designed to give Middle School students their own voice and their own representatives. This 10 member group also meets bi-weekly to develop and host special events for TYC Middle School programs. The Youth Council is a ten member group of elementary students who meet bi-weekly to help develop and host special events at TYC elementary programs. Youth Council members also learn to manage the snack bar from collecting money, running the till, taking kid's food orders and inventory. They also lead games, crafts and activities with the younger children. All council members earn discounts, merits & recognition and are eligible for scholarships upon graduation. Applications can be picked up at and returned to TYC at 336 Jefferson Avenue. Current members do need to reapply. There are limited seats for councils so please get your applications in early. Applications are due by September 12th. Feel free to call TYC for more info at 224-5472.

Racquetball League


Adventure Camp trip to Peninsula Oilers Baseball Game-From Left: Fallon Hughes, Makaira Williams, Priscilla Stoltz, Hayley Unrein, Ian Beals, Scoop, Braden Lane, Peter Spanos, Connor Spanos, Dylan Dunning.

Racquetball enthusiasts are welcome to join SPRD's Racquetball League. The league will run Monday nights, starting at 5 p.m. from Oct. 13 til Dec. 1. SPRD can provide equipment but players are encouraged to bring their own. Season will end with a tournament for the top six players and a chance to take home the trophy. So come join us for a fast paced, action packed sport guaranteed to give you a good work out and a great time. Call Melanie at 224-4011, email, download the player contract at and submit your payment to the Sports & Rec office at 519 4th Ave Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. til 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. til 6 p.m.

BBQ Volleyball League

Attention Volleyball Players! BBQ Volleyball is back! Get a team together for a fun, and friendly fall recreation! BBQ League is designed to bring together friends, co-workers and neighbors for a casual game of volleyball! Call SPRD at 224-4054 to form a team or to join a current team, see you on the court! Season starts Monday evenings at 5:45pm Oct 13th – Dec 8th

Competitive Co-ed Volleyball League

The Fall Comp Volleyball season is here! League will be Wednesday evenings at the High School gym Sept. 17 til Nov 19. Deadline to sign up a team is Sept 15. Pay early for the best rates. Call Sports & Rec at 224-4054 or email You can download a team roster/application and player contract at


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