Bike & Hike Day Camp for Junior Youth
Organization Sponsor: Halifax Regional Municipality
A Bike & Hike Program for 12 - 15 yr. olds. Within a daycamp format youth learn biking rules of the road, community standards, rider assessment, bike check. Includes day trips to various destinations, games, sports, points of interest, museums visits, swimming, trail rides, etc.,travel everywhere by bike. Summer leaders are trained to assist with rides.
HRM Kids Programs subsidy, community, parents, loan bikes or give them
Program pays for itself.
Leaders come on as staff in following years.
Program has been full for every week all summer long for four years. Always many repeats. Youth have improved fitness levels, bike on their own, use bikes as transportation. It opens their world.
Each participant fills out an evaluation form.
Fun, adventure, new places, high activity
Being able to safely move with groups through streets. Strict adherence to rules is required.
4 years and ongoing every summer.