Youth Programs Rangeley Health and Wellness

Community Programs That Make a Difference

Our children are the gateway to the future and we believe that a child who is active, happy and healthy will certainly shine. Through opportunities and education we hope to help our children today so they may grow and flourish and share experiences for generations to come

Healthy Habits Start Young

At RHW healthy nutrition habits are incorporated in all our programs through education and practice. Teaching children how to care for and nourish their bodies will in turn help to instill healthy habits and positive behaviors that will sustain them in their daily lives. To learn more about our children's programs, call us at 864-3055.

 

Coming soon: Healthy Kids Cooking Classes 

This interactive, four week kids cooking series is a fun and dynamic class that teaches children about basic cooking skills, food safety, nutrition and science! This series of classes will begin August 20th and run for four consecutive weeks. The program design will ensure that all food safety, social distancing and infection control guidelines are met. Stay tuned for more details! 

Girls on The Run 

Rangeley Health and Wellness will be hosting Girls on the Run this fall! A celebratory, non-competitive program designed to help young ladies tap into their inner potential in a safe environment. This program inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. The program helps girls develop essential skills to navigate their worlds and build a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program is volunteer based, led by trained volunteer coaches who will use research based curricula to teach lessons through discussions, activities and running games during this 8 week program. 

We are currently seeking volunteers to help make this a successful event!

Any level runner or non-runner is welcome to come join to become a volunteer of this group of empowering role models. Virtual training will be available to all volunteers prior to the start date.

Girls on the Run is a program geared towards inspiring young girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. This program is offered to girls in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade and will conclude in a 5K run/walk. 

Learn more by clicking Girls on the Run 2020 or by visiting the GOTR Maine website: https://www.girlsontherunmaine.org/ or by calling the Rangeley Health and Wellness Pavilion at 207-864-4397. Online Registration for participants begins August 17th. Assistance for program fees can be requested as part of your registration. 

Children in Action, CIA

Children In Action is an afterschool recreational fitness program for students in grades K-5. CIA is a Gold status member of the Let's Go 5210 national obesity prevention program. We follow the 5-2-1-0 motto: 5 fruits and vegetables, 2 hours or less of screen time, 1 hour or more of physical activity and 0 sugary drinks per day. This fitness program is designed to create a fun and safe environment for children and includes both nutritional and fitness education. We have fall, winter, spring and summer sessions available.  We design our activities to coincide with the season; soccer, trail hiking, swimming, bike riding, snowshoeing, skiing and much more!

Annual Physicals and Immunizations

At RHW we believe that access to preventative care is the first step to a healthy childhood. RHW will cover up to $100 annually per child from birth to age 18 for their annual physical and required immunizations if they are a patient of Rangeley Family Medicine. Initially funded by the Butler Foundation, this year's funding is generously provided by individual donations and municipal support.
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Youth Development

Community involvement is key to creating a healthy, kids friendly environment. We work closely with the Rangeley Lakes Regional School as members of their wellness committee and we host the health education fitness class at the Wellness Pavilion. Athletic development is offered for all sports, and our Teen Fit Kids program offers a multitude of options for children: ski training, soccer programs including British Soccer camps, youth circuit, summer sports camps, swim lessons and more. Brazilian Jui Jitsu for kids is run by Shawn Smith, a local martial arts instructor and dance lessons are available through Lakeside Dance both at the Wellness Pavilion.