Summer 2014 Children’s Badge Program

From Heidi Haugen, Summer Activities Director……

We began our Summer Activities Program by signing each child up for the “Summer Badge Quest Program” at the Montrose Library.   The kids tell me which badges they want to earn and we read books, do activities, and go on adventures to meet the criteria for the badges.  We spend one afternoon a week at the library checking out books and picking up our badges.  We spend another afternoon reading nonfiction books and doing hands-on activities around the theme.  Finally, one day a week, we participate in an adventure/field trip around the theme.  Following are the areas we have been working on-

1.  Animal Lover- we visited the Black Canyon of the
Gunnison.  A ranger taught us about the different birds that live in the
canyon.  See photos here. Black Canyon Of The Gunnison
2.  Nature and Environment- we went on a nature walk at Baldridge
Park.  In addition, many of the kids went on a camping trip to help earn this
badge.  We are still working on projects like collecting flowers and seeds.

3.  Sports and Recreation- we spent a day at the Montrose Recreation
District.
4.  Theater and Puppetry-the kids joined together to read about
and create a theater production.  They performed and videotaped a play.  We had
fun coming up with costumes and props.
5.  Music and Rhythm-we had a musician spend the afternoon teaching us about rhythm.  He brought drums and a guitar for us to try out!

Music Adventure Haven House 2014
In July, we plan to have more adventures as we
earn the following badges-
6. Food and Farming-we visited Mattics Orchard in Olathe. A day at Mattics Orchard 2014    We will check out some kids’ cookbooks and perhaps try out a new recipe.
7.  Health and Safety-we will visit with a police
officer and learn about public safety.
8.  Travel and Adventure-we will learn
about different kinds of maps.  We’ll go on a  “Google Lit Trip” (googlelittrip.com) with Ipads.
9.  Science and Technology-we’ll learn how to use a star chart and study the
constellations.
10.  Computer Science and Digital Arts-we’ll continue our
film making from last month and focus on the digital pictures using online
drawing and painting tools.

If you have an area of interest that you would like to share with families at Haven House, please call (970) 626-5280 or contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Rosemary at (970) 765-2252. The reward will be yours.

Library Champions at Haven House 2014

2014 Haven House Summer Youth Program-led by Heidi Haugen

We are having a fantastic summer as we focus on reading, reading,
reading!!   Everything we do revolves around the summer reading program at the
Montrose Regional Library.  This is aligned with the local school districts, so
there are lots of incentives to read.  Kids that reach their summer reading
goals earn a yard sign that says,
“A Library Champion Lives Here”.

 

IMAG0439 (2)-QuedenFirst Library Champion- Queden Baker–

Born in Glenwood Springs.

Favorite Subject:  Math

Loves to write and to go shopping.

When he grows up he wants to be a firefighter, bank clerk or case worker. Quedan beamed when we congratulated him in our town hall meeting.

Heidi hopped to have the front yard of Haven House filled with the signs before summer is over!!—-And the list is growing!

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Names and biographies of additional Library Champions will be added soon. Stay tuned.

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS AT HAVEN HOUSE

christmas play

THESE KIDS WERE VERY ANXIOUS TO RIDE ON THE CHRISTMAS PARADE FLOAT, BUT AS TEMERATURES DROPPED TOO LOW, THEY OPTED TO PUT ON THEIR OWN CHRISTMAS PLAY WEARING THE COSTUMES FROM THE PARADE. WE LOVE THOSE SMILES!

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GENEROUS DONATIONS OF CHRISTMAS GIFTS WERE RECEIVED FROM MANY BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS. THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR MAKING THE “SEASON OF LOVE” EXACTLY THAT!

Musicians and Teachers needed to teach youth at Haven House

Currently, we have several high school age teens living at Haven House. They have expressed a strong interest in learning about music. They would like to learn how to read music, write music and also play instruments. This is a very worthwhile interest that if developed, could make a life changing affect on their lives. It is a simple way to help others who are suffering and music itself cures the soul.

Please consider making a musical instrument donation or giving your time to these teens. It won’t go without reward to your own soul.

If you have musical teaching skills to share before you retire, please call us at 970-323-5280.

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On Site Ministry Team needed

 

Lee FamilySince September 2012 Dr. Abe Lee, his wife Gwen and their four children have been living and ministering at Haven House. This unique and sacrificial ministry by the Lee family has provided more benefits to the Haven House Participants than can be listed in one sitting.

They will be ending their year long ministry at the end of September 2013 and will truly be missed by staff and participants. We are hopeful that another couple or family will be lead to take over their ministry and move in to Haven House. The benefit of living among the population at Haven House is that you are immediately available for the day-to-day issues as they arise. It is absolutely the most challenging and most rewarding ministry for those called to do this.

Please call Larry Frederickson if you have any questions or interest in taking on this special ministry to Haven House.

(970) 626-5677

or Call Haven House office at (970) 323-5280 Monday thru Friday 8-5

We need people to pray for the right people to be called for this ministry. Please join us in prayerduring the month of September.