Friday, June 06, 2014

Neosho and Pineville Kid’s Summer Program Focuses on Building Character and Life Skills

Contact: Joni Houghton, Educational Program Assistant
Headquartered in Newton County
Tel: (417) 455-9500

NEOSHO, Mo. – Do your kids enjoy learning about bugs, trees, art, and robots?  Are you looking for fun ways they can learn this summer?  Have you ever wished that local summer programs went beyond sports and babysitting?

University of Missouri Extension, in partnership with Neosho National Fish Hatchery, the Missouri Department of Conservation, Newton and McDonald County 4-H, and various local volunteers will host, “Learn. Grow. Do,” a summer adventure program for youth ages 8-12.

The program will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, June 16 through Aug. 4, at the Neosho Chamber of Commerce Building, 216 W. Spring Street, Neosho.

A parallel program will take place on Wednesdays in McDonald County, at the Pineville Community Center, located at 602 Jesse James Rd; Pineville, MO.

Each session is $15 and registration for the entire eight week program is $95. “Learn.Grow.Do” is open to the public and is part of expanding local programming to reach area youth with STEM based education initiatives.

Enrollment is limited and filled on a first-come first-served basis.

The program website at, provides registration materials, links to information, and daily schedule.

“Day programs at Newton County Extension provide a safe place for children (ages 8 to 12) to spend the summer learning about the world around them.  Every day, we will spend time working on important reading and math skills so your child returns to school ready for the coming year.  Physical activity and mental stimulation come together at these camps to provide an enriching place for your child,” said Joni Houghton, educational program assistant at Newton County’s MU Extension Office.

For more information, contact the Newton County Extension Center at (417) 455-9500.


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