March Newsletter

Dear Voyager Families,

I hope everyone is getting a chance to enjoy our (almost) traditional Fat Tuesday winter storm.  While we cannot control the weather, at least we can enjoy it.  The winter blues break was just that at Voyager as we enjoyed the new Montrose Rec Center and our peers’ culinary talents among other things.  We have had a few orientations and meetings regarding the Communities that Care Coalition.  The resulting draft vision statement reads, “CTC is an evolving support system for Ouray County youth, that provides opportunities for active involvement in promoting a healthy environment for themselves and others, assisting them in reaching their full potential as competent, compassionate, responsible, and resilient adults.”   Check the website for more information.

March is upon us, indoor soccer is in full swing, and Adult Open Gym continues on, only it is held at the Secondary gym on Mondays at 6PM, and running thanks to Jake Coulter.  Come by for a pickup game of basketball with friends 16 or older

The after school calendar is below.  Voyager picks up the kids from school and walks down the alley, if it is not too muddy or icy, to basecamp, Monday through Thursday after school, including the 1:00 release days on Wednesday the 8th and Thursday the 9th.  And the Free Teen Center is also open.  We are thrilled to bring Patty Ray on board as a Program Site Leader.  Patty has lived in the area for many years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience working with kids.  She will be filling in at times for the after-school program and here full time all summer.

We are busy planning a multitude of adventures for the summer enrichment calendar.  It will be posted on the website soon.  Please note that, although the prices will not really change, our method of pricing and discounting does, just to simplify things.  The cost of a full day at Voyager is $40 and a full week (Monday through Thursday) is $150.  If you register and pay before May 1st, you receive a 15% discount.  If you register and pay the month prior to the month of use, you receive a 10% discount.  The updated parent handbook will soon be available on the website for info.

Again, we have cause for celebration and gratitude for the generosity of Ouray County Department of Social Services for donating to our operating costs.  Together, we make our community a great place for kids.

Sincerely,

Danelle Hughes Norman, Program Manager