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Tiger Talk: Summer fun at PR-B

What was formerly known as Terrific Tuesdays is now a weekly themed summer youth program here in Pine River.

Similar to Terrific Tuesdays, youth will receive the opportunity to engage in fun activities, explore the outdoors and learn from community members. What’s unique about the Pine River-Backus (PR-B) Summer Youth Program is that each week will have a specific theme. From Aqua Adventures to Movie Making & Other Techy Fun, each of the six weeks of programming will involve a variety of activities, hands-on learning, crafts, games and much more. 

So, why no longer Terrific Tuesdays? PR-B’s Summer Youth Program is an opportunity to allow for more community collaboration. By expanding the sessions to three days a week (Monday through Wednesday) there will be more opportunities to encourage learning and community member involvement and to use the assets right here in our community.

With the new summer youth program we also have the chance to make available free lunches to the youth involved through grant money from the Bernick’s Foundation given to The Warehouse. Along with The Warehouse, the summer youth program is an active partnership between the Pine River-Backus Family Center, PR-B Schools, AmeriCorps members and Community Education. We are all excited to see this new program bloom over the summer!

More information about the program specifics:

Youth who have completed grades 1-7 are invited to come Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for six weeks, or 18 total sessions/days. The dates of the weeks are: June 16-18 and 23-25; July 7-9, 14-16, 21-23 and 28-30. Free lunch is available and the cost will be $15 per student or $25 per family.

Youth who have completed grades 6-12 are invited to come Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for six sessions. Sessions dates are: June 19 and 26; July 10, 17, 24 and 31. Free lunch is available and the cost will be $15 per student or $25 per family. 

Register through Community Education or online at by June 9 for these summer youth programs. Scholarships and area transportation are available. General pickup and dropoff will be at The Warehouse. Sixth- through 12th-grade helpers are needed for the first- through seventh-grade program. Consider volunteering with us this summer!