Youth

Children sit in front of the AWS van wearing backpacks for Parade Brigade

Youth Parade Brigade

Calling all local families and lovers of parades! AWS’ Youth Programs has a new fun and family-oriented program that’s marching its way to you: Youth Parade Brigade! March with Youth Programs Coordinator, Miss Amanda, and her resident doodle puppy, Bowie,…

Youth Parade Brigade: May Day Festival

Local families: Join the AWS Youth Parade Brigade! March with Miss Amanda and Bowie behind the AWS van in local community parades. Children must be accompanied by a parent All family members welcome! Bring a favorite stuffie or your family…

Why Fridays are Special

Miss Amanda, as our Youth Programs Coordinator here at AWS, has always loved Fridays. Not because it’s the last day of the work week or because she gets to head home for some weekend fun, but rather because Friday means…

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Animals in the Arts: Spring Drawing

Are you and your little one ready for the cutest creativity event of the season?! Now that it’s finally spring and the weather is warming up, we know your creative juices are flowing and that it’s time to make something…

Close up of watercolor paintings of dogs and cats.

Animals in the Arts: Spring Drawing

Ready for the cutest creativity event of the season?! AWS’ Youth Programs Coordinator, Miss Amanda, as well as professional artist, Piper Castles, from River Tree Arts will be hosting a fun and interactive drawing workshop at AWS! Designed for students…

A young girl hugs a dog while she sits on the floor and reads him a book.

Rescue Readers: Wednesday, April 24

Open to students in grades 1-8. Rescue Readers brings together elementary/middle school students and resident or therapy pets for a half hour of literary-based confidence building! Reading aloud forms a special bond between student and pet, provides enrichment and positive…

Rescue Readers: Wednesday, April 10

Open to students in grades 1-8. Rescue Readers brings together elementary/middle school students and resident or therapy pets for a half hour of literary-based confidence building! Reading aloud forms a special bond between student and pet, provides enrichment and positive…

A Special March Furry Tales

March is National Reading Month and we’re excited to celebrate by hosting a very special March Furry Tales! We’re collaborating with local children’s book author Jeff Moulton who wrote an adorable little tale titled Mumford Saves the World, based off…

A group of children pose in front of the AWS building during Summer Camp.

AWS Summer Camp Registration

Since winter can’t decide what it wants to do, let’s think ahead to warm July days here in Kennebunk and our Summer Camp 2024! We are gearing up for another great summer experience for our area youth and hope to see…

A colorful springtime banner for AWS' annual Bunny Hop event.

Spring Bunny Hop

Join us for AWS Youth Programs' second annual Bunny Hop! Children and families can enjoy crafts, stories, face painting, and time spent with real springtime animals.Stop by for FREE on Friday, April 12, 2024 from 2pm - 4pm. Kindly leave family pets at home. Hop on in and help us celebrate spring!
Close-up of a hamster being held in someones hands.

Cookie’s One Year Anniversary

Have you met Cookie, our Youth Program’s resident hamster? Cookie is a staple in the classroom and was adopted by Youth Program’s Coordinator, Miss Amanda, one year ago on February 15, 2023! Today, we look back on all that Cookie…

Two children smile at the camera while they sit in a pen and pet a rabbit.

March After School Club

March After School Club is for students in grades 2-5. It begins on Thursday, March 7 and runs every following Thursday until March 28, 2024. During Club meetings, led by our Youth Programs coordinator, students will dive deeper into animal…

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