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by Lauren Tarasiewicz

From the sounds of girlish giggles into the wee hours of the morning or the antics of a groups of boys running wild in the backyard, who doesn’t love a good slumber party? While tons of fun for the kids, slumber parties can be challenging for the adult hosting if you don’t prepare adequately for it. Be sure to plan enough activities to last you through the evening and the next morning. Don’t fret if your plans don’t go as planned—just have a general concept of the different activities the kids will be doing throughout the party. Take a look at these suggestions:

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When it gets late at night and everyone needs to start to quiet down but not ready for sleep, start a movie for them to watch. Give them lots of popcorn to snack on.

Popcorn, candy galore, pretzels, chips, dip and more! These are a few sleepover snacks that will keep the kids happy. No slumber party is complete without a sundae bar (ice cream, syrup toppings, whipped cream, candy toppings, etc.). For breakfast, create a cereal bar in your kitchen. Have a few cereals for everyone to choose from and don’t forget the milk. This is an easy way to satisfy everyone’s taste buds.

Start the night out with decorating pillowcases. All that is required for this craft is paint and a plain pillowcase. You can’t go wrong with getting stamps or stencils to make decorating easy! Let the kids write their names on each other’s—these can be taken home as party favors! Set up a station that will be used for makeovers. Provide the necessities or have each guest bring them for the makeover. Include supplies for hair styling, makeup and nails. After the group is all made over provide a box of items collected from your closet for a fashion show! Create awards to pass out for Best Model Walk, Most Creative, and etc. Don’t forget to take tons of photos!

Create a flashlight treasure hunt. Hide glow in the dark stars and insects around your backyard. Provide each boy with a flashlight and a paper bag. Send them on their way to find the hidden treasures and let them keep whatever they find in their provided bags. Launch a silly string war by dividing the boys into two teams. Allow them 30 minutes to build their fort out of provided materials such as cardboard boxes, old blankets and duct tape. Once their forts are created, arm them with their cans of silly string and let the battle begin. The team least covered in silly string at the end wins. 1427 W. P rien Lake

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Children’s Theatre Summer Workshops The Children’s Theatre will hold three workshops this summer. For more information on the camps below, contact the Children’s Theatre at (337) 433-7323, or register online at www.childrenstheatre.cc.

 Wild Things, July 7–9. Children, ages 5–8 years old, participate in creative drama exercises, games, movement and music in this workshop just for youngsters. Classes are from 10–11:15am; $65.  Acting for the Camera, July 7–9. This workshop covers auditioning for commercials, reading commercial scripts, exploring different commercial techniques and beginning improvisational skills. Information and samples are shared on resumes, headshots, and finding the best agent or manager. This class is for ages 8–18 years old; noon–1:30pm; $85.

Second Saturdays Sulphur Arts Camp Each second Saturday in Sulphur (June 14, July 12, August 9), the Henning Cultural Center will host interactive activities for children ages 6–12. Local artists will be on hand to teach children how to express their creativity in clay, on canvas and more. Registration is free, but limited spaces are available. Contact (337) 527-0357 for more information. Young Band Nation Camp Local band director, Marcus Johnson, The Arts and Humanities Council of SWLA and Baton Rouge Music Studios are combining efforts to ignite a spark in young musicians of SWLA who want to rock. The camp is set to take place June 2–6 at Central School in Lake Charles. For more information, call (337) 513-7905 or email mpj03@hotmail.com.

 Shakespeare Workshop, July 21–25. This workshop teaches the language, ideas, and adventures of Shakespeare. Students will perform excerpts from some of Shakespeare’s most popular plays while experiencing the technical aspects of lighting, set design, and creating costumes. The workshop concludes with a free public performance starring all of the students. Ages 5–8 years old attend from 10–11:15am and ages 9-18 years old attend from 10am–noon; $85.  Kids in Showbiz, July 28–August 1. Students learn the basics of musical theatre performance by singing, dancing and acting to songs and scenes from Broadway shows. Ages 5–8 years old attend from 10–11:15am and ages 9–18 attend from 10am – noon; $85. Einstein Art Camp Currently scheduling private art camps. For more information contact Tracy at (337) 540-2968. Camp dates will be posted soon on Facebook. CPSB Summer Arts Camp The Calcasieu Parish School System and the Arts Council of SWLA will be hosting a Summer Arts Camp from June 3–26. Children grades kindergarten through eighth are welcome. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis, and forms can be downloaded under the Parents and Students menu at www.cpsb.org. Credit card payments are accepted on the Arts Council website at www.artsandhumanitiesswla. org. Forms can also be picked up at the Arts Council office at Central School or at Lake Charles Boston Academy. Tuition is $250 if registered before May 10. Call (337) 526-2908. JITA Youth Summer Jazz Workshop Jazz In The Arts summer workshop is a hands on performance clinic for aspiring middle and high school jazz musicians. The workshop will emphasize practical playing experience through a variety of classes, clinics and performance activities for jazz musician. The camp is scheduled for May 28–June 1. For more information and how to register, visit jazzinthearts.org. 4 www.thriveswla.com


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Summer Sun Safety Tips

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Living in Southwest Louisiana the summer sun can mean many exciting, outdoor adventures. Before heading outside to soak up the sun though, parents need to take some precautions to protect their children from the sun.

According to American Cancer Society it is vital to protect skin from the sun’s damaging rays for a number of health reasons. Some steps that can be taken to protect health are: • Avoid outdoor activities between the hours of 10am and 4pm. This is when the sun’s rays are strongest. • Always wear sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 15 or higher. • Be sure to reapply sunscreen frequently, especially after heavy perspiring or swimming. • Wear dark colors. Darker colors provide more protection by preventing more UV rays from reaching your skin. Children need extra protection from the sun. Blistering sunburns before age 18 increases the risk of skin cancer. Encourage children to play in the shade, wear their protective clothing and regularly apply sunscreen.

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Adventures in Nature at Tuten Park This camp will focus on nature-themed outdoor activities about gardening, flowers, native plants, insects and hiking. Through crafts, games and badge activities, girls will get an introduction to nature while having fun! June 2–6, 9 am–3 pm. The deadline to register is May 12. Fee is $60 with an additional $15 if late. For more information, email kguillory@gslpg.org. Adventures in Nature 2014 at Red River National Wildlife Refuge This camp will focus on nature-themed outdoor activities such as gardening, growing flowers, plants, water conservation, geocaching, energy, camping, insects and animal habitats. Girls will get an introduction to nature while having fun! July 21–25, Morning Session: Daises/Brownies: 9am–12pm. Afternoon Session: Brownies/Juniors: 1pm–4pm. The deadline to register is July 7. Contact Micki Blakeley or Michelle Scott at (318) 868-7322 for registration information. American Heritage Girls 3rd Annual Summer Bling Camp July 14-18 at Trinity Baptist Church Sulphur, 505 N Beglis Pkwy. The time is July 14–17 from 8am–4pm and July 18 from 8am–12pm. Cost is $90. For more information, contact Debbie McElhannon at (337) 526-3695 or go to www.scouting45.org. Beau Camp 2014 at Uskichitto Retreat Center Overnight camp! In addition to the traditional camp activities, we will offer a ROPES course as well as a rock wall for your climbing enjoyment (age restrictions apply). Friday will be Family Fun Day. June 29–July 4. Camper fee, $125; Program Aide fee, $75. Deadline to register is May 29. Late Registration fee is $25. Mail registrations to Tara Tims, 2445 Texas Eastern Rd., Ragley, LA 70657.

Girls Power Up at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Madison Hall This STEM-focused camp exposes girls to various types of energy and design. Campers will build and test a conservation device in preparation for a STEM competition, tour a solar energy power plant and lots more. Girls entering 4th grade and up. June 9–13 from 9am–3pm. June 2–6, 9 am–3 pm. The deadline to register is May 16. For fees and other information, email gvaughn@gslpg.org. Girls Power Up at University of Louisiana at Monroe, Strauss Hall At this STEM-focused camp, girls will build bridges, erupt volcanoes, have computer fun and top it all off with a field trip to Sci-Port Science Center in Shreveport. Girls entering 4th grade and up. June 16–20 from 9am– 3pm. The deadline to register is May 16. For fees and other information, email dnolan@gslpg.org or kstagg@gslpg.org. Lake Area Putting Association Day Camp June 2–6. Children ages 8–18 will learn putting skills, sportsmanship and score keeping. Cost is $25 per child for the week or $7.50 per day. Call (337) 480-1954.

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Lake D’Arbonne State Park Overnight camp! Everyday is a holiday. Enjoy songs, crafts, swimming, fishing, canoeing and so much more while camping in luxury. June 7–11: Session 1, Deadline to register: May 14. July 12–18: Session 2, Deadline to register: June 18 Camper fee, $125; Program Aide fee, $75, Tagalong, $20. Late Registration fee is $25. Mail registrations to Sarah Diffy, 406 Leland Pardue Road, Chatham, LA 71226. Call (318) 512-1602 for more information. Maplewood First Baptist Church’s Discovery Camp Children will go on field trips each day. May 26–30 from 11:30am–2pm. 1st–5th grade. Cost: $50 (covers trips and lunch for most days). St. Luke Simpson’s Summer Day Camp St. Luke Simpson’s will host a summer day camp for children who have completed Kindergarten through 5th grade, every Monday–Friday, 7:30am–5:30pm. The cost of weekly tuition is $110 and will include field trips, special themed days, wet and wild days and more. Space is limited and pre-registration has already begun. Call (337) 474-1500. Stables at Le Bocage Summer Camp Through horses and equine activities, campers will learn how to improve not only their knowledge about horses, but will also gain a level of selfesteem, self-respect and self-discipline. Call (337) 905-5867. Trinity Baptist Church’s WinShape Camp Children will enjoy activities centered around science, athletics, dance, food prep, secret ops, crafts, music and drama. The camp is July 14–18, 8am-5pm for children who have completed grades 1–6 in May 2014. Visit www.winshapecamps.org. Ward 3 Summer Camp Schedule For more information, please call (337) 990-0112. Summer Day Camp June 2–July 25 7:30am–5:30pm Skate Camp June 2–3 8am–noon MSU Women’s Fundamentals June 2–4 9am–noon Mid-Night Basketball June 6–July 25 8pm–midnight Mid-Night Indoor Soccer June 6–July 25 8pm–2am MSU Boy’s Team Tourney June 7 All Day Boys Basketball Camp June 9–12 8–11am MSU Women’s Team Tourney June 19–21 All Day Tennis Camp June 23–25 8–10am Girls Basketball Camp June 23–25 1–3pm Fishing and Casting Camp July 12 8am–noon Golf Summer Camp July 16–18 8–11:30am Soccer Camp TBA 8–10am Volleyball Camp TBA 11am–1pm Soccer Camp South TBA 8–10am

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ntrusting your child to stay home alone during their summer vacation is challenging and not an easy decision for any parent to make. Before deciding this is the best thing for your family, be sure to take into consideration your child’s mental, physical and emotional state; whether or not your child is willing to stay at home and laws in your state on the issue.

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According to Child Welfare Information Gateway, there is no specific age that has been agreed on for children to stay home alone. Parents tend to know their children best so it should not necessarily be based solely on age whether or not they can stay on their own. Ask yourself these questions to help decide: • Is your child able to care for him/ herself- mentally and physically? • Does your child follow rules? • How does your child respond to emergency situations? • What are your child’s feelings or concerns about staying home alone?

Before the decision is made to leave your child at home there are safety rules that should be gone over with them. • Have a safety plan for emergencies and be sure to go over it with them. • Make sure your child knows their full name, address and phone number. • Be available for your child to contact you at all times and make sure they know how to do so. • Have a list of trusted adults that your child can contact in case of an emergency. It is wise to have all of this information written out in folder or binder to make it easily accessible just in case your child needs it.

Once it is determined that your child can stay home alone there are steps that can be taken to prepare not only your child, but you, to feel more comfortable. • Have a trial period. • Act out situations that could occur and how they should handle them. • Establish the rules of the home. • Check in with them or have another trusted adult check in with them. • Don’t overdo it. There are many programs that your child can partake in at churches, schools or community centers that will keep your child connected.

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Education Mathnasium Summer Programs At Mathnasium, summer programs are all about preventing summer learning loss and helping students prepare for what lies ahead. For some students, that means a solid review of previous material. Others benefit from previewing upcoming concepts. Most students will get some of both. You can begin a 6 or 12 month, year round program, or Summer-only Mathnasium memberships are available. For more information or a listing of summer programs, call (337) 478-0550. Calcasieu Parish Public Library’s Sumer Reading Program Summer Reading Program Kick-Off celebration will take place on Friday, May 30 from 4–7pm at the Prien Lake Park Harbor’s Edge Pavilion. There will be great activities for young and old alike, as well as a chance to register for the Summer Reading Program. From cookie decorating to dress-up booths to fun outdoor activities, all ages are invited to kick-off the 2014 Summer Reading Program! All branches of the Calcasieu Parish Public Library will have fun programs all summer long for children, teens, and adults too! The best way to see what is going on at your local library is to stop by a branch and pick up a programming calendar, or log on to www.calcasieulibrary.org. Calcasieu Parish School Board Tech Camp The CPSB Technology Training Staff and Region V LATI Tech Staff will be instructing a Tech Camp from July 21–25 from 8:30am-3:00pm. Tuition is $500 and includes a Dell Inspiron touch screen laptop, camp T-shirt, daily snack and a week full of activities. For more information, call (337) 217-4120. Sylvan Learning Center of Lake Charles Sylvan will offer a wide variety of camps this summer to keep your students from losing the progress they made this school year. We know that each year offers new challenges, and can help your student be ahead when school starts with the Sylvan Summer Advantage. We offer camps for ACT preparation, study skills, algebra, reading, math, and writing. All camps are taught by certified teachers in small groups for individualized attention. The hours are flexible to fit your summer schedule. Call (337) 474-9998.

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Must-see Movies The Amazing Spider-Man 2, May 2 Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return, May 9 X-Men: Days of Future Past, May 23 Maleficent, May 30 How to Train Your Dragon 2, June 13 Transformers 4: Age of Extinction, June 27 Planes: Fire and Rescue, July 18

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Are We There, yet?

by Lauren Tarasiewicz

Long trips with children can seem much longer when there is someone constantly asking, “Are we there yet?” Getting to and from your summer vacation destination doesn’t have to be a test of your patience though. There are a number of fun activities that can engage families on trips.

• Road trip bingo. Many websites have print-ready bingo game cards or you can make your own at home. Rather than using numbers, you look out of the window to fill your game card by spotting and marking off traffic signs, car brands and more. • ABC Game. This game involves street signs and is great for interstate trips. Go through the alphabet finding words that begin with each letter. You are not allowed to move on to the next letter until you find the one that you are on. This can be tricky, but so much fun. • License plate game. Prepare a list containing the names of all 50 states before your trip. This will make it easy for children to keep better track of what they have seen. Pay attention to the license plates of the surrounding vehicles on the road, making checks or tallies next to each license plate seen that do not belong to the current state you are in. See who can find the most out-of-state license plates and reward the winner with a small prize like a coloring book and crayons.




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summertime Bucket List by Lauren Tarasiewicz

Children’s activities are plentiful in the summer! There is no need for a routine with all of the options available. Make a checklist of things and set a goal to accomplish the majority of them by the end of the summer. • Explore a local park • Check out the Children’s Museum • Dig your toes into sand at the beach • Take cookies to your local fire department

• Have a pajama & movie day (great rainy day activity) • Go on a nature walk • Stage a water balloon fight • Grow flowers from seeds • Have a talent show • Draw with chalk outside

These are just a few activities that can be fun for summertime. It is always a good idea to look into what is playing at your local movie theater or what new exhibits are going to be at the museums in your area. Check out www.visitlakecharles.org for a list of area events and happenings.

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Dynamic Dimensions Healthy U Camp Camp is open to ages 7–11 from 8am-3pm, June 23–27. Camp activities include games, crafts, nutrition activities including hands-on preparation of lunch and snacks, fitness games and pool time. Cost to attend is $100 for members and $125 for non-members. Call (337) 527-5459. Unique Fitness Personal Training Unique Fitness will be offering kid’s fitness classes this summer for all ages and fitness levels. Activities will include rock wall climbing, obstacle courses, strength training and tumbling. Call (337) 853-7749.

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Maplewood First Baptist Church, May 26-30 Vacation Bible School will be held from 8:30–11am for ages Kindergarten –5th grade. There is no cost to attend. Call (337) 625-5899.

First United Methodist Church, June 9-13 Vacation Bible School will be held from 9am–noon for ages 4 years–6th grade. There is no cost to attend. Call (337) 436-6656.

Christ Community Church, June 2-6 Vacation Bible School will be held from 9am–noon for ages 1st-6th grade. The cost is $7/child. Call (337) 478-8228.

Sale Street Baptist Church, June 9-13 Vacation Bible School will be held from 8:30am–noon for ages PreK 4–5th grade. There is no cost to attend. Register at www.salestreet.org/ kidzville. Call (337) 477-3463.

First Baptist Church of Lake Charles, June 2-6 Vacation Bible School will be held from 9am–noon for ages Pre-K– 5th grade. There is no cost to attend. Call (337) 433-1443. St. Theresa’s Church, June 2-6 Vacation Bible School will be held from 8:30-11:30am for ages 4 years– 5th grade. The cost to attend is $25. Call (337) 583-4800. Trinity Baptist Church, June 2-6 Vacation Bible School will be held from 9am–noon for ages Kindergarten– 6th grade. There is no cost to attend. Call (337) 480-1555.

First Baptist Church of Sulphur, June 16-20 Vacation Bible School will be held from 8:30am–noon for ages Kindergarten–5th grade. There is no cost to attend. Call (337) 527-5231. St. Luke Simpson United Methodist Church, June 16-20 Vacation Bible School will be held from 9am–noon for ages Kindergarten – 6th grade. The cost to attend is $10 or $25, which includes a t-shirt and CD. Call (337) 474-1500. University United Methodist Church, June 23-27 Vacation Bible School will be held from 9am–noon for ages 3 years–5th grade. There is no cost to attend. Call (337) 477-2003.



This year we’re creating a workshop of wonders! Kids will imagine and build with God through music, movement, skits, art projects, recreational games, and science experiments. Registration begins May 4. T-shirt order deadline is May 25. Contact the church office for details. May 2014

AY, JUNE 20 ID R F 6 1 E N JU , MONDAY 9:00am - 12:00pm re-k to 5th For kids entering p Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.

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Kids in the Kitchen by Lauren Tarasiewicz

Eating is an essential part of everyday, but the lazy days of summer making it a great way to get in some quality time with your kids. These tasty recipes are fun to make and will have your little ones begging to help out in the kitchen.

Sandwich Sushi

Fruit Punch Kool-Aid Slush

What You’ll Need: (Makes 8 rolls) 2 tablespoons of peanut butter 2 tablespoons of jam 2 slices of bread

What You’ll Need: (Makes 1 slush) 3 tablespoons Fruit Punch Kool Aid 3 tablespoons sugar ½ cup lemon lime soda 1 ½ cups ice

Instructions: 1. Remove crusts from bread. With a rolling pin or large soup can, completely flatten bread. 2. S pread 1 tablespoon of peanut butter and 1 tablespoon of jam on each slice of bread. 3. R oll each slice into a tight spiral. Cut each spiral into 4 pieces.

High School Prep Program - Technique Coaching

Female Athlete Development Clinic -Multi-Sport skill coaching - Speed development - Hip Strengthening - Agility drills - Injury Prevention strategies

- Olympic Lifting - Conditioning - Speed and Footwork drills -Multi-Sport skill work Session I: Mon/Wed 1pm-3:30pm June 2nd - 25th

Session II: Tue/Thurs 8:30am-11am July 1st - 24th

Youth Fundamental Movement Clinic - Ages 6 -13 years old - Basic Movement Instruction -Multi-Sport skill work - Coordination Development Session I: Mon/Wed 8:30am-11am June 2nd - 25th

Session II: Tue/Thurs 1pm-3:30pm July 1st - 24th

Instructions: Mix the ingredients in a blender, pour into a glass, and enjoy!

Session I: Tue/Thurs 1pm-3:30pm June 3rd - 26th

Session II: Mon/Wed 8:30am-11am July 7th - 30th

Speed and Agility Program -Speed Training on Patented Super Treadmill -Agility Drills -Patented Plyometric Floor - Protocols with scientifically proven results! -Running mechanics instruction -Footwork drills Session I: Session II: Tue/Thurs Mon/Wed 8:30am-11am 1pm-3:30pm June 3rd - 26th July 7th - 30th

Call us or stop in for registration information! 337-214-0029

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