Proudly serving the towns of: Alexandria, Bridgewater, Bristol, Danbury, Groton, Hebron, Hill & New Hampton
FROM THE DIRECTOR’S DESK…
(or computer as the desk is full!)
First, on behalf of the Board and Staff at the TTCC we want to wish you all a Very Happy & Healthy 2021! A new year holds such promise and we are eagerly looking forward to the Spring and many outdoor recreational opportunities!
One of the lessons we have learned throughout this pandemic is the renewed importance of spending time outside. What is most exciting to us is that we are entering the spring and summer season with lots of programs and activities that will accomplish just that! As we all can attest the past year has been challenging and certainly had an effect on the physical and mental health of our youth and adults. Our goal as we enter the warm weather is to offer a wide variety of programming that will encourage our kids to get moving and engaged in a safe environment.
Over the course of this past year we have faced many challenges as an organization. The norm here at the Center is to have the building full from morning until night with the associated sounds of youth playing, learning and engaging with our great staff. Our programs were shut down from March – June last year and it was way too quiet! We were fortunate to be able to offer our summer day camps with limitations and safety guidelines. Summer was a very different experience without field trips, daily beach time and group activities. It was the first summer that I personally counted down the days until it ended in the hopes that we would keep our kids safe & healthy for the eight weeks. As I look back I am so grateful for the experience and for the staff that made summer such a success! Many of the changes we were forced to implement turned out to teach us new and better ways to serve our kids. And…we were able to discover how much our beautiful Newfound community has to offer when we take the time to focus on it. We will continue to implement many of these adaptations into the future.
Right now, more than ever, it is important to get your children involved in programs and activities that will allow them to feel a sense of normalcy, keep them physically fit and allow them much needed socialization with their peers. And, in the process, don’t forget that you need to take care of yourselves as well. We have many adult programs to help you get engaged and feeling fit.
Lastly, we are very grateful for the amazing community support we have received over the past year. We are so blessed to live in such an incredible Newfound community!
Come recreate with us in 2021 ☺