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Kite Day

 

 

Saturday, April 27, 2019

10:00 A.M.-4:00 p.m.

Berks County
Youth Recreation Facility

1098 County WELFARE Road, Bern Township

Free Admission

April is National Kite Month, and the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department is proud to present our popular “Let's Go Fly a Kite!” Festival for over 30 years!  This year’s event is once again united with a county-wide YMCA Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 27 from 10 am to 4:00 pm, at the Youth Recreation Facility, located at 1098 County Road, in Bern Township.  
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This Free fun active event will have something for everyone in your family!  Your kids can come fly a kite, plant a garden, experience the YMCA’s Summer Day Camp program, get some great health and wellness information, taste test some healthy food, and meet local law enforcement personnel.  Together our kids will “Awaken the Summer Imagination & Take Flight!”  For more information on the local initiative, visit www.ymca-berkscounty.org
 

 

Join us for Healthy Kids Day! A FREE day of activities to help build on the potential in each child and keep them active and healthy.

  • Bring a Kite or Make One!
  • Demos by Professional Kiters
  • Newspaper & Homemade Contests
  • Kite Candy Drops
  • Hot Air Balloon Demos
  • Raptor Programs with Red Creek Wildlife Center at 12 & 1:00 pm

 

Also throughout the day:

  • Emergency Services Vehicle Contest
  • Health & Wellness Info
  • Sports & Games
  • Food Available or bring your own lunch.

Kite Festival Activities

Make your own kite.

INSTRUCTIONS

Contest judging begins at 12:30 pm.

Sled Kite Contests: 12:30, 2:00 & 3:15 pm (ages 12 & under)

Newspaper Kite Contest: 1:15 pm. (all ages)

Homemade Kite Contst: 2:45 pm. (youth & adult)

Children of all ages can join in the fun as they learn to make their very own kite and decorate it in the Sled Kite Workshop held throughout the day. Later on, they may fly their kite in the Sled Kite Contests to win a prize! Sled Kite contest divisions include: "Most Colorful", "Funniest", "Most Imaginative", "Outdoor Fun", Healthy & Active Kids",  and "Best Overall". Kite contest registration begins at 10:00 a.m., contests begin at 12:30 p.m. The Newspaper Kite Division (at 1:15 pm) is a contest in which eligible entries are made almost entirely of newspaper. Kites must be made from newspaper and must be able to fly. We look forward to seeing what shapes & sizes will appear in the sky this year!

Kites, banners and more will line the Professional Kiters Field for our "Field of Colors" Contest, and will be judged before the end of the day.

Professional kiters are encouraged to bring their homemade kites an enter them in the afternoon contest, for the following divisions at 2:45 pm.

Adult and Youth:

Cellular/Dimensional

Stunt/Multiple Line

Flat/Bowed/Delta

Soft/Semi Rigged


Kite designs and instructions: www.my-best-kite.com/how-to-make-a-kite.html

Due to the close proximity of the Reading Regional Airport, all kite flying is restricted to 350 feet from the ground. This event is presented by the Berks County Parks & Recreation Department. Refreshments are available.

Directions to the Youth Recreational Facility (Also known as Big Vision Sports Complex)

Location: Youth Recreation Facility
This event is 4 miles from you (19601).

10 AM - 4 PM

Contact: Becky Richards Email: rrichards@countyofberks.com

Phone: 610.374.2944 x2611

 

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www.ymca-berkscounty.org

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