Summer Camps Cancelled for 2020

To the Decatur Community:

It is with a heavy heart that we share that the City of Decatur has decided to cancel all planned summer camps for this summer.  This includes Legacy Park Day Camp, all E Camps, sports camps, tennis, and swim camps offered by the City of Decatur’s Children and Youth Services and Active Living divisions.

We will be processing refunds for all enrolled campers in the coming weeks (this is a laborious process so please be patient with us as we work through all our camp registrations).

This decision was made primarily due to the current public health environment in our state and in DeKalb County.  We reviewed guidance for child care programs, schools and camps from the CDC regarding safe conditions for programs to operate.  The most important factor is that our community needs to be in Phase 2 of the COVID-19 pandemic wherein we are seeing a reduction in cases over the previous 14 days, availability of testing is widespread, contact tracing is robust and accessible in the area.

Our first priority is the health and safety of our children, families and employees.  With that in mind we will not operate programs until we see evidence that our community has solidly entered Phase 2 and we are equipped to be able to mitigate the risks of spreading COVID-19 within our programs (temperature checks, personal protective equipment for all employees, etc).

If conditions improve and the Phase 2 status is achieved in our area, we may offer some daily All Day Camps in July.  In the event we are able to offer those programs, we will send you an email notification so you can enroll on a per-day as-needed basis.

We plan to be back in Summer 2021 with exciting camp offerings – mark your calendar for registration the first Saturday in January 2021.

Sincerely,
Decatur Children and Youth Services and Decatur Active Living

Move It Monday: Sneak in a Little Exercise

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Too busy to exercise? Studies show that short bouts of exercise several times a day can help you fulfill, and even go beyond the federal guidelines for physical activity. Read more information  at http://www.moveitmonday.org/short-bouts-exercise/

 

 

Decatur Pickleball * New Time*

Now playing

Tuesdays, 11:15 am – 2:00 pm

Wednesdays 2:30 – 6:00 pm

Pickleball

Pickleball

 

Learn about Pedestrian Safety at the Concerts on the Square!

bright-at-night-artThe Pedestrian Advisory Committee of the Active Living Board will be at the Saturday Concerts on the Square all month to provide tips on being “safe at night”. Visit the orange Active Living tent for ideas, information and more!

We encourage you to walk or bike to the Concerts and be sure to wear something bright and/or reflective.

For more information on pedestrians visit decaturga.com/walking.

 

 

Lil’ Lax, Register Now!

Lil Lax

Lil Lax

Team Decatur Time!

decatur-kp-challenge-poster-2016-webJoin Team Decatur for the annual KP Corporate Run Walk 5K held in downtown Atlanta on Thursday, September 22, 2016. This is the last year that Team Decatur will participate so you won’t want to miss it! The City of Decatur has participated in the KP Corporate Run/Walk for five years and wants to make the 6th year the best yet!

Team Decatur members register online and join the “team”. All members who register will receive a special Team Decatur t-shirt to wear at the event in September, as well as join other members in the Team Decatur tent before and after the event. We will gather to celebrate our walk/run and enjoy food and beverages from local restaurants. This year we will have special surprises including a DJ and trophies! Decatur knows how to throw a party, and this will be no exception!  Register by August 31 to reserve the coveted t-shirt in your size. After that date, sizes cannot be guaranteed.

For information and to register visit kpcorporaterunwalk.com and be sure to search for Team Decatur in the list of Corporate Teams.
More information on Team Decatur can be found at decaturga.com/teamdecatur or contact Cheryl.burnette@decaturga.com; 678-553-6541.

How Active Adults roll in Decatur

We have a multi-generational audience to serve here in Decatur and our Active Adult programs cover the ages. Choose from Pickleball, the fastest growing new activity in parks & rec to weekly social walks or tricycle rides, to community gardening demos, to learning to play Bridge to traditional fitness classes taught seated or standing. All these and more are open to our active adults. And we are happy to hear other class or programming ideas from you.

Ideas in the queue for Fall are classes in Playing the Harp w/Lyrika, Country to Disco Dance w/ Ricardo Aponte, English Country Dancing, Bidding & Playing Bridge at Regional Competition, social Media 101 workshop, and a Compassionate Self course.

Enjoy this video and see if you recognize any friends or neighbors in this all Decatur set of images.
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Georgia Walk & Roll Day is Wednesday

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City Schools of Decatur participate in Georgia Walk & Roll to School Day as part of the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program.

Be on the lookout as hundreds of City Schools of Decatur students, teachers and parents participate in GA Walk & Roll to School Day on Wednesday, March 2.

Did you know………..

Decatur’s SRTS program includes all six elementary schools, St. Thomas More, Renfroe Middle School and College Heights Early Learning Center.

College Heights is the only preschool in Georgia that participates in SRTS!

In 2015, 50% of our school children walked or biked on GA Walk & Roll Day, even though the weather was quite chilly.

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is an international movement that began in the 1970’s in Denmark and spread throughout the world, reaching the United States by the 1990s. The purpose of SRTS programs is to encourage kids to walk and bike to school and to improve safety in the vicinity of schools.

Decatur has had a SRTS program since 2005 and has had the honor of having a school awarded the GA SRTS Metro Area School of Year:  Clairemont Elementary,  Renfroe Middle School and Oakhurst Elementary.

The Active Living Division took on the management and development of Decatur’s program in 2008.

For more information on Decatur’s SRTS program, visit decaturga.com/srts

 

 

Lil Kickers (Soccer) Space still available!

Lil' Kickers

Resident – $55.00       Non- $70.00

 

Magical Mornings at Decatur Recreation!

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