By Monica Wood, Fort Sill FMWRMarch 28, 2013
FORT SILL, Okla. (March 28, 2013) -- Youth on Fort Sill spent spring break doing a variety of fun activities from a superhero workshop for boys and an American Girl workshop for girls to hanging out with friends at the new youth center and having themed fun days at the School Age Center.
The School Age Center was full of kids with 90 signing up for the activities. It kicked off March 15 with a St. Patrick's Day Dance, and then the weeklong break from Lawton Public Schools had something for all tastes.
"The kids did a nature walk focusing on photography March 18 and a science day March 19," said Lindsay Ralston, director, School Age Center.
"March 20 we set up the inflatable movie screen in the gym and watched movies with plenty of popcorn for the kids."
Ralston said March 21 was Rock Star day and the kids competed in the Rock Star games beginning after breakfast and March 22, there was a carnival set up with inflatable games and rides available through the Outdoor Recreation Center.
"I don't know which one the kids liked best. We had the Velcro Wall, the Sumo Wrestling outfits, Moon Bounce and the Tug-and-Dunk game which let the kids enjoy a real carnival-like atmosphere right here in the center," said Ralston.
At the Youth Center, there were no organized events for the teens, but they did hang out at the center to play games including basketball, cards and pool and everyone enjoyed a daily snack in the food area.
Many of the kids hung out and watched TV and just enjoyed time away from school.
Nye Library offered a Spring Break Fort Sill History Hunt March 18 through 22. The hunt, open for youth, ages 8 years and older, offered kids the opportunity to learn more about Fort Sill and have fun doing it.
"Youth got their Clue Kit at Nye Library, and went in search of the answers to the questions provided at the library and locations such as the museums and other sites," said Jill Manley, Nye Library program manager. "It was open to friends and families to have fun, and learn."
The library also offered a workshop for boys in grades 2-6. The workshop was Pirates versus
Superheroes and a workshop for girls in grades 2-6 on American Girl books.