What is the Junior Loons:
Junior Loons is an LWCA sponsored program with the objective to connect kids on Weslemkoon and Otter Lakes, build friendships and create lasting memories! Volunteers organize 2 fun activities each summer with this objective in mind. Programs are for kids primarily aged 6-13, although all kids are welcome; younger ones can join in with parents in attendance and older youth can be “Junior Loons Councillors” complete with a complimentary t-shirt!
We encourage all participants to be LWCA members but all kids are welcome to take part in our events, including visiting friends and family. We are always open to volunteers helping out with our events!
Upcoming Junior Loons Events for Summer 2016:
July 2, 1:00-4:00pm Saturday – Mink Lake Hike – Join us on our annual hike event where we will learn about the plants that grow in our area, take part in trail maintenance, then enjoy a swim. Be sure to bring your Activity Book with you!
UPDATED: July 24 (1:00-3:00) - Water Day – Meet up at #342 in Regina Bay. This year we will learn how to test lake water, take a look at the water through microscopes to see what can be found and talk about ways to keep our lake healthy. We will also play some fun water games. Kids should bring a kayak if they have one.
Lakefest – Frank Smith has generously donated some of the proceeds
from last summer’s fireworks to help fund the Jr Loons activities at
Lakefest this year. The kids will once again enjoy Hula Hooping with
Deejay, face painting and relay races.
….details to follow, watch your marinas for updates and/or check back at www.Weslemkoon.com !
JUNIOR LOONS ACTIVITY BOOK
The Junior Loons Activity Book is a fun and educational way for kids to focus on learning about and thinking about the natural environment of the Lake.
Last summer we introduced a set of graduated activity books to help the Jr Loons better understand the ecological aspects of Lake Weslemkoon. The first booklet is aimed at “Hatchlings” in JK/SK, followed by “Fledglings”, “Jr Loons” and “Sr Loons”. As the kids work through the activities they will learn about the lake as well as the plants and animals who live there, as well as give their thoughts on solving some of our environmental issues. Rewards will be given to the kids as they complete each booklet. Booklets are available at Jr Loons events, and for download on the Lake Weslemkoon Facebook page, and the LWCA website.
To download a copy right click the link below.