Atwater PAL provides a common meeting ground for police, citizens, and the youth of the City of Atwater and Merced County in the area of social, educational, and recreational activities in order to foster and encourage our youth in faith of American principles and the traditions of sportsmanship, good will, and friendship. Atwater PAL positively impacts the lives of young people and works toward reducing juvenile crime by offering alternative and positive self-esteem building experiences through sports and educational activities. www.atwaterpal.com
Programs we provide include:
SUMMER THEATER PROGRAM
For more information or to apply, visit our website at http://www.wix.com/stephielou7/palsummertheater
BMX FREE RIDE NIGHTS - Veteran's Park - Starting April 5th - 5:30pm-7:30pm
Starting in April 2011 the Atwater PAL BMX program will start up again. The free ride nights are the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. Hours are 5:30pm-7:30pm. The location is the BMX track at Veteran's Park. This is open to youth (Girls and Boys) ages 5-17 years old. Bicycles and helmets provided. Long sleeve shirts and pants must been worn. Signups will be at the track.
Signups are May 14, 15, 21, 22 between 10am and 2pm at Atwater Savemart for this year's summer baseball program. Games are played at Osborn Park Monday through Thursday. Times vary depending on what division the youth is assigned. There is a educational component included in the program. This is open to youth 4 Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â½ -18 years old (Girls and Boys).Hats and shirts are provided. Gloves are also issued if a player does not have one. This is a NON- competitive league.
This is a year round program. Cadets meet at the Merced County Animal Shelter classroom every Monday from 5:30pm-8:30pm. This is open to youth (Girls and Boys) 12-18 years old. Uniforms are provided.
ATWATER TEEN ADVISORY COUNCIL
This is also a year round program. Meetings are held at the Atwater Community Center. ATAC meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:30pm-7:30pm. This is open to youth 12-17 years old (Girls and Boys). ATAC shirts are provided. Joe Hoffar at 357-6297 and Dan Barton at 357-6320
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
This program runs during the school year. The program is located at the Castle Youth Center in Veteran's Park. The hours are 3:00pm-6:30pm and open to youth from kindergarten to sixth grade. Students that attended Elmer Wood and Thomas Olaeta sign up at their school. Others may sign up at the center.
This is a new program starting up this year. Atwater PAL is partnering with the Merced County SAL to bring you this program. Boys and Girls 8 years old to 18 years old. Hours are 3:00pm-6:00pm Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays. Location is at 2100 Academy Drive located by the Head Start Program on the old base. Duration of the program is year round. A physical examination must be completed before youth can start the program. There are three levels; novice, intermediate and tournament. Each session is one hour long. There are four sessions each day, 3pm-4pm,4pm-5pm,5pm-6pm and 6pm-7pm.