What if I told you that there was a youth program that was educational, fun, and free? Let me introduce you to Dayton’s best kept secret: Adventure Central! Sponsored by Five River MetroParks, The Ohio State University Extension, and 4-H Youth Development, Adventure Central offers after-school programs, summer day camps, teen programs, activity nights, and more.
So, what is Adventure Central all about? What sets them apart from other youth programs? You’ll find the answer in the name itself: adventure! The campus is located right outside Wesleyan MetroPark, allowing for lots of space to run and explore. They emphasize social and emotional learning and STEM through unstructured, risky, and nature-based play and learning. Additionally, they provide structured lessons and homework assistance to give each child their best chance for success.
Adventure Central has been serving at-risk children and their parents in the West Dayton community for over 20 years. This nationally recognized program has been at the forefront of positive youth development providing children and families opportunities to change their lives through building positive well-being, higher academic performance, and less involvement in risky behaviors. Using nature, their high quality and diverse staff nurtures participants in life-changing activities that strengthen values, build lasting life skills, and empower youth to explore life’s possibilities.
By this point, the one question on your mind should be, "How do I get involved?" It's simple! The first step is to attend the activity nights with your child. You will get the chance to see what a typical Adventure Central program consists of, while having a fun evening with your family. Reach out to Adventure Central directly to ask about Activity Night, and how to get your child enrolled in programming. You can also check out their website or Facebook for more detailed and updated information. Don't hesitate to contact them directly, they want to enroll as many youth as they can!
Contact information Address: Adventure Central 2222 N. James H. McGee Blvd. Dayton, OH 45417 Phone: (937) 278-2601 Fax: (937) 268-8428 Email: email@example.com