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BIRTHDAY PARTIES Let the Ridge Party Specialists help you with your child’s next birthday party! Kids will have a blast in the pool, bounce house, PlayZone, or gym. Choose a birthday party location plus ala carte options to design the perfect 2-hour party for your child.

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Call for Saturday and Sunday party availability.

PIR DAY CAMPS At the Ridge PIR Day Camps, children will participate in group fitness classes, gym play, swimming, age-appropriate workouts with a fitness instructor and PlayZone fun. Camp counselors and fitness instructors are trained and qualified to give your child a safe and exciting day while helping them build a foundation for a healthy and active life! September 5th & 26th and October 20th & 21st TO BOOK A BIRTHDAY PARTY OR ENROLL IN PIR DAY CAMP, VISIT SCHEDULICITY.COM, EMAIL ALLIE@RIDGEATHLETIC.COM OR CALL (406) 586-2816.

RIDGE PRESCHOOL Register your children in Ridge Preschool this fall! Students will prepare for kindergarten in a fun, nurturing and energetic environment. Morning spots are limited and expected to fill up quickly — don’t delay! EMAIL RKPRESCHOOL@RIDGEATHLETIC.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SCHEDULE A TOUR.

4181 Fallon St., Bozeman, MT 59718 • (406) 586-1737 • ridgeathletic.com

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I know that my daughter is ready for this next step in her life, but I’m not sure if I am. When given the choice this summer of returning to her beloved Montessori for the summer program or going to camp she immediately chose camp. She was excited to be with her brother and start making new friends. And while I didn’t cry during camp drop-off, I did have mixed feelings when she didn’t even give me a hug goodbye as she ran in and proudly announced her name and that she was there for her first day of camp. This summer has gone by fast, but smooth, and with both my kids being at the same place for pick up and drop-off has been less stressful for me. I also love hearing my kids talk about the fun things they have done and the encounters they had with each other at camp. It warms my heart to know that my son is looking out for his little sister and that she truly does look up to him. So, as school approaches and the pit in my stomach grows a little larger, I know deep down that she will be more than OK, she will thrive. She will make new friends, have new stories, and she will have her big brother looking out for her always. That doesn’t mean it won’t be hard, and I’m sure I’ll shed a tear (as I try to hold myself together), but there will definitely be a celebration after the first day of kindergarten for my last baby. Ali Schweitzer is a mama of two amazing kids and owner/ chiropractor at Active Family Chiropractic & Wellness.