YTC plan to travel, conquer the summer

By SHERRI KOLADE
Times-Herald Newspapers

HEIGHTS — This summer the Dearborn Heights Youth Travel Club plans to enjoy not only the destination, but the journey it takes to get there.

Kim Constan, deputy Parks and Recreation director for Dearborn Heights, said people in grades 5 to 12 are eligible to participate in the eight-week travel club, beginning June 21.

The Youth Travel Club began seven years ago as a bridge for youth who are too old for day camp to remain active during the summer, Constan said.

“I started it because (the youth) needed something to do,” Constan said. She added that there are not always summer programs available for young people between the ages of 10 to 18.

“It is a successful, wonderful program,” Constan said. “I am hoping we get some new kids to try it out.”

The day trips will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays; the departure times are based on the location of the trip and the activity.

The bus will depart from the Canfield Community Center and the Richard A. Young Recreation Center. The bus will either be a school bus or a motor coach depending on the distance of the trip, Constan said.

Interested individuals can find out the complete schedule of destinations, departure times and costs by contacting the Dearborn Heights Parks and Recreation Department, 1801 N. Beech Daly Road, at 313-791-3600. The department is open Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Each trip has different registration deadlines.