ZOOM! Lakewood Adventure Guides Hold Pinewood Derby

The Lakewood YMCA Adventure Guides - Lake Trail Nation held their annual Pinewood Derby on April 9, 2016. It was quite exciting as the cars raced down the track, some achieving speeds of over 200 mph! The winners of the 2016 Derby were: 1st place: Eliza Bala, 2nd place: Luke George and 3rd place: Luke George. In addition, prizes were awarded for best paint job, sportiest, most artistic, most intimidating, people's choice, fastest time and safest driver.

In the Pinewood Derby, children build cars from kits that contain a block of wood with wheels. The parent and child then design and cut the shape, place weights, and paint the car. Cars are raced down a track powered only by gravity, and winners are awarded trophies. In Adventure Guides dozens of children race as a part of our Derby Day, which also features a lunch and finals for the cars with the top speeds in their age group.

Adventure Guides' programs launch parents and their children ages 5-12 on a journey of discovery, with the child as the explorer and the parent as the guide. Adventure Guides encourages parents to get to know your kids while they are still kids with group activities such as Pinewood Derby, games, sledding, camping, hiking and swimming. The one-on-one time in a fun, special environment builds important bonds through shared experiences. 

Whether you are a mother, father, grandparent, or guardian with sons, daughters or both, ALL are welcome to the Lakewood YMCA Adventure Guides - Lake Trail Nation to create great memories together. Our philosophy is that the most important thing you can spend on your child is your time. More information can be found at Laketrailnation.com.

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Volume 12, Issue 9, Posted 3:24 PM, 04.26.2016