Afterschool programs to set a NH state record for the most sites playing CATCH Kids Club games simultaneously.
Imagine thousands of kids at afterschool programs all across New Hampshire all playing the same physical activity games in unison.
That's just what CATCH Kids Club Day is going to achieve...
Afterschool sites from all across New Hampshire are participating in the CATCH Kids Club Day record-setting event on November 7th from 3:00pm – 5:00pm. Participating kids will be exercising to celebrate healthy kids in the granite state!
Since 2008, funded by the "Growing Up Healthy" Grant from the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation, the Foundation for Healthy Communities has spread the afterschool fitness and nutrition curriculum, CATCH Kids Club, to 108 afterschool sites across the state, and now it's time to celebrate that achievement!
What makes this program highly respected is not only the evidence-based curriculum, but the special focus on enjoyable, inclusive, non-elimination games.
Games like See ya later, Alligator and Dragon Tails are some of kids' favorites in the curriculum that includes over 300 games.
Everybody plays, and everybody has fun! "That's the best part about this program – even kids who don't like to exercise or are always chosen last have fun with CATCH games," says Laura Hesse Moran, NH CATCH Program Manager. "With many games, when you're tagged out, all you have to do is a re-entry activity like jumping jacks to get right back in the fun!"
The Foundation for Healthy Communities has seen the lives of well over 5,000 kids transformed through the implementation of the CATCH Kids Club obesity prevention curriculum.
If you would like to register your afterschool site to join in the record, please visit http://healthynh.wufoo.com/forms/catch-kids-club-day-registration-form/ or call Laura at 493-6136.
For more information, please download an informational flyer here.
As of October 31st, the following 33 sites state-wide are participating in the event:
- Hinsdale After School Program
- Penacook Community Center
- Barrington Recreation - MAP @ Elementary School
- Meredith Parks & Recreation
- Keene Family YMCA Keene Site
- Keene Family YMCA-Chesterfield Site
- Penacook Community Center, Inc.
- Barrington Recreation - ASK Middle School Program
- Project SUCCEED at Pine Tree Elementary School
- Memorial Elementary School
- Somersworth Youth Safe Haven
- YMCA Hampton School Age Child Care
- YMCA Stratham School Age Child Care
- YMCA East Kingston School Age Child Care
- YMCA Exeter School Age Child Care
- YMCA Brentwood School Age Child Care
- YMCA North Hampton School Age Child Care
- YMCA Hampton Falls School Age Child Care
- YMCA Seabrook School Age Child Care
- YMCA Danville School Age Child Care
- YMCA Newton School Age Child Care
- YMCA Kingston School Age Child Care
- YMCA Raymond School Age Child Care
- YMCA Fremont School Age Child Care
- YMCA Hampstead School Age Child Care
- YMCA Plaistow School Age Child Care
- North Hampton
- Madison Mustang Academy
- Keene Family YMCA
- YMCA of Greater Manchester, Allard Center SOP and KDC
- Keene Parks and Recreation
- 21st Century Extended Day Program Nashua NH Dr. Crisp Elementary
- ADVENTURE CLUB AT DR. CRISP SCHOOL