Local organizations team up to offer summer activities for kids

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – Kids in Fayette County have something fun to do this summer as local organizations team up to put on a camp.
On Tuesday, CODA Mountain Academy and several other organizations put on the first Adventure Days event at Fayetteville Town Park.

“We know kids have been cooped up for the past couple months in their houses,” said Lauren Floyd with CODA Mountain Academy. “As things loosen up, we wanted to give kids an opportunity to be outside while respecting social distancing.”

The idea came to Floyd early one morning. Once she shared it with others, it didn’t take long to get the ball rolling.

“Everybody’s been really supportive and excited to get on board. Everybody’s been excited to offer these to the kids. The heart of all of these programs is to support the community and is to support kids.”

The event is a collaborative effort between several local organizations, all focused on enriching the lives of local youth.

“Active Southern West Virginia is bringing an obstacle course for the kids to do. Read Aloud is reading to the kids little chapter books. The [Fayette County Library] bookmobile will be there so you can check out books.”

The team met Thursday to nail down final details. The events are not only free and open to anyone, but they will be every Tuesday through the end of t he summer from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“I just really felt like it was important for CODA’s kitchen on Main to be able to serve more people,” said Floyd. “[Focusing] on the whole child—their emotional, mental, spiritual health and their physical health—[and] offering this is a way we can do that.

To register, email Seth Workman at sworkman898@gmail.com or Lauren Floyd at laurenfloyd83@gmail.com.

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