Upcoming Events

February Group Event: Bowling!

 

 

Come join us for some bowling at Litchfield Bowl!

 

When: Friday, February 19th

5:30-7:30PM

 

Where:  Litchfield Bowl

Pizza will be provided for dinner.

 

If you are able to attend, please contact Amy by Wednesday, February 17th by calling/texting 320-699-1616 or emailing amyonell@lampkinship.org.
 

Hope to see you there!

 

RESCHEDULED EVENT- NEW DATE BELOW

October Group Event: Tailgating Party and Litchfield Dragons Football Game

Come join us LAMP youth and mentors!  We’re going to meet up for a tailgating party before the Litchfield Dragons Homecoming Football Game and then attend the game together!  It will be a fun night!!  For tailgating we’re going to have some hot dogs and chips.  There will also be bean bag toss, ladder golf, ultimate frisbee, and footballs to throw around.  Then we will go cheer on the Litchfield Dragons to victory for their homecoming game!

Date: Wednesday, October 15th

Time: You can come starting at 5:00pm for tailgating (come when you can)

              At 6:30pm we’ll head over to find seats and enjoy the game.

Where: EAST side of the football/track complex in the parking lot.  We will be in the corner of the lot by the tennis courts.  

Please don’t forget your athletic passes.

If you are not matched yet, you are welcome to invite a family member to attend with you.  

Please call 320-699-1616 or email amyonell@lampkinship.org by Monday, October 13th  if you plan to attend.

 

Mentor Team Training/Ice Cream Social- RESCHEDULED

We’ll give this one another try…this training has been rescheduled due to low attendance in August.  

As we strive to provide a larger support system for our youth we work with, our mentors also need a support system of other mentors to call upon.  Come enjoy ice cream sundaes and getting to know each other!  

Date: Thursday, September 25th

Time: 6:00-7:00pm

Where: Jaycees Shelter- by the campgrounds on Lake Ripley

Please RSVP for this event by Tuesday, September 23rd if you can make it.  Thanks!

 

September Group Event: Trip to Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center

All LAMP-Kinship youth and mentors are invited on our trip to Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center!  This is going to be awesome and we are so excited to go!  Prairie Woods is located near Spicer, and we will be taking part in their challenge course.  We will start the day off with initiative and team building games, then we will harness up to do the Flying Squirrel and Climbing Tower.  This event will be a great way to go into the school year!  Come show yourself all that you are capable of accomplishing and trying!

Date: Saturday, September 13th

Time:  Bus loads at 7:50am and leaves at 8:00am from the LAMP Office

              We will be at Prairie Woods from 9:00am-12:00pm.

              We will return to the LAMP Office by 1:00pm.

A breakfast bar will be provided in the morning and lunch will be provided.

If you are not matched yet, you are welcome to invite a family member to attend with you.  

Please call 320-699-1616 or email amyonell@lampkinship.org by Wednesday, September 10th if you plan to attend.

 

August Group Event: Back to School Party!

All LAMP-Kinship youth and mentors are invited for a Back to School Party!  

Date: Tuesday, August 19th

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Where: LAMP Office

We are going to have games and activities to gear up for the upcoming school year together!

Supper will be provided.

There will be prizes and giveaways for school too!

If you are not matched yet, you are welcome to invite a family member to attend with you.  

Please call 320-699-1616 or email amyonell@lampkinship.org by Monday, August 18th if you plan to attend. 

 

July Group Event: Game Night at Ecumen!

All LAMP-Kinship youth and mentors are invited for a game night with the residents at Ecumen!  

Date: Tuesday, July 22nd

Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Where: Ecumen at Gloria Dei/Bethany Campus in the dining area

Please enter in the back of the building by the chapel.

Snacks will be provided.  There will be lots of prizes too!

If you are not matched yet, you are welcome to invite a family member to attend with you.  

Please call 320-699-1616 or email amyonell@lampkinship.org to RSVP by Friday, July 18th.

 

June Group Event:  Evening at the Lake

 All LAMP-Kinship youth and mentors are invited for an evening at Lake Ripley.  We’ll enjoy outdoor games, fishing, canoeing, the park, and much more!

 Date: Tuesday, June 17            Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Where: Lake Ripley Lions Shelter (north side by golf course)

 We’ll grill hot dogs and hamburgers for supper!

  If you are not matched yet, you are welcome to invite a family member to attend with you.

 Please call 320-699-1616 or email amyonell@lampkinship.org by Friday, June 13th if you are coming.

 (The Police Department Youth Fishing Contest has not been scheduled yet, so we were unable to take part in it as our June group activity as planned.) 

 

 

May Mentor Team Training 

Date: Thursday, May 22nd

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Meeker Memorial Hospital, Conference Room B/C (located in the lower level)

Refreshments will be provided.

We are so EXCITED about our speakers coming to our May Mentor Team Training!   

Chad Harlander, REACH Director

Mr. Harlander has spent the past 20 years working with youth and their families in the area of children’s mental health, through residential treatment and home based services as a Family Counselor. He has worked in the school setting as a Coordinator / Director for a total of 6 years with being the Director of the REACH Program in the Hutchinson High School most recently. During his “free time” he coaches football and provides community outreach through “Day to REACH” football camps.  Chad has devoted his life to working with today’s youth and their families.

The REACH mission is to REACH out and serve all students who need support, by helping them attain their place in life through academic and interpersonal success.

 Two of Mr. Harlander’s students will be joining us to help with giving insight into how to best connect with youth.  The REACH Chemical Dependency Counselor may also be joining us as well.

 

May 2014

Group Activity: AirMaxx Indoor Trampoline Park

All LAMP-Kinship youth and mentors are invited for jumping, dodge ball, and lots of FUN!

 Date: Saturday, May 17

Time: Board bus at 4:50pm at LAMP office

We will return by 9:00pm to the LAMP office.

 Pizza and a beverage will be provided for supper at AirMaxx.

 EVERYONE jumping MUST have an AirMaxx liability waiver signed and returned to  Amy before boarding the bus.  All youth will receive one in the mail to have signed by a parent/guardian.  For adults attending, I will have copies to sign at the bus when boarding.

 If you are not matched yet, you are welcome to invite one family member to attend with you.

 Please call 320-699-1616 or email amyonell@lampkinship.org by May 15th if you are coming.

Please wear your LAMP-Kinship t-shirts!  Also, if you already have AirMaxx socks, please bring them along.

 

HAM BINGO -LAMP-Kinship Fundraiser

Friday, April 11th at 6:30pm

Litchfield Eagles Club

Come join us for some fun at Ham Bingo!  This is a fundraiser for the Litchfield Area Mentorship Program-Kinship, our local youth mentorship program.  *Play to win your Easter Ham!*  You can also buy chances to win Easter and Spring themed baskets!  $1 per basket chance.  $1 per bingo sheet.  All ages welcome!  

April 2014

Group Activity: The Litchfield Community Youth Theatre Presents: The Little Mermaid 

When: Sunday, April 6th at 1:15pm (the performance is from 2:00pm and will end at about 4:00pm)

Where: Litchfield High School 

All LAMP-Kinship youth and mentors are invited to attend the play performance, “The Little Mermaid” at the Litchfield High School Little Theatre.  The performance starts at 2:00pm.  As a group, we will get together at 1:15pm to learn about some fun theatre trivia.  Then we will all attend the performance together.  The performance will last until approximately 4:00pm.  There will not be food provided at this event.

It should be a really fun performance to watch!  I heard there is lots of singing and dancing.  The youth in the performance are in grades 3-12.

If you are an unmatched youth, you are welcome to invite one family member to attend with you.  

We MUST RSVP no later than March 27th for this event.  Please call 320-699-1616 or email amyonell@lampkinship.org to let me know if you can make it.     

March 2014

Group Activity: St. Patrick’s Day Party

When: Monday, March 17th                                                                                                                                                                   6:00pm-7:30pm

Where: LAMP office

All LAMP-Kinship youth and mentors are invited for a wee bit of fun!  We will have an archery tournament with an awesome inflatable hover ball archery game from MN Archery, and lots of St. Patrick’s Day themed games, treats, and prizes!  Some of the games and activities will be…burst the balloon, Leprachon photobooth, Irish trivia challenge, Catch Phrase, Hunt for the Pot O’ Gold, and maybe even an Irish Jig Contest!  It’s going to be a fun night!  

Please let me know if you can make it by Friday, March 14th by calling 320-699-1616 or emailing amyonell@lampkinship.org

If you are an unmatched youth, you are welcome to invite one family member to attend with you. 

February 2014

Group Activity: Snow Tubing at Powder Ridge!!

When: Saturday, February 22nd  

Meet at the LAMP-Kinship office at 11:30am for lunch.  The bus will load at the office at 12:15pm.  Departure will be at 12:20pm.  Permission slip required.  Must have permission slip signed and submitted to Amy before loading the bus.

We will snow tube at Powder Ridge, near Kimball, from 1:00pm-3:00pm and return to the LAMP office by 4:00pm.  

Please RSVP by Saturday, February 15 to Amy at 320-699-1616 or by email.

January 2014

LAMP is going bowling!! 

When: Friday, January 24th at 5:30pm

Where: Litchfield Bowling Center

Come join us for bowling, pizza, and fun!!

RSVP by Friday, January 17

NOVEMBER 2013

Save the Date: Give to the MAX 2013!

LAMP-Kinship Fundraiser-  Go to giveMN.org on November 14th and donate to LAMP-Kinship!  For every donation we receive on that day, our organization gets to put a ticket into the Give to the MAX drawing.  If we get chosen for the drawing to receive a GOLDEN TICKET… LAMP would win $1,000!!  There are several chances to win throughout the day.  So the more donations, the more chances to win big!!

http://giveMN.org

Save the Date: Turkey Bingo

LAMP-Kinship Fundraiser!

Friday, November 15th at 6:30pm

Litchfield Eagles Club

Mark it on your calendars!  More information coming soon.

October 2013 Group Activity

Tailgating Party/Litchfield Dragons Football Game

Date: Wednesday, October 16

Time: 6:00pm until the end of the football game

Where:  The east side of Wagner Elementary School

 All LAMP-Kinship’s youth and mentors are invited to come enjoy a pre-game tailgating party before the football game and then cheer on the Dragons at the football game!  If your mentor cannot attend or if you do not have a mentor yet, parents/guardians or family are invited to attend with you.

 Hot dogs, chips, and a beverage will be provided at the tailgating party.  We will also have games such as ladder golf, bean bag toss, and footballs to throw around.

 Please bring your athletic pass for admission to the game.

 Please RSVP for this event by Monday, October 14 by calling 320-699-1616 or emailing to amyonell@lampkinship.org

 Feel free to call or email with any questions or concerns as well!

September 2013 Group Activity

Sibley State Park

Saturday, September 21st

7:45am-1:30pm

All LAMP-Kinship’s youth and mentors are invited to go on a high-tech scavenger hunt, geocaching at Sibley State Park!  Park staff will teach us how to use the GPS units, and then we get to find hidden treasures in the park.  We will also enjoy a hike on the trails, while learning about MN plants and animals.  A picnic lunch will be provided at the park before we return.

Departure:  We are leaving at 7:45am from the parking lot east of Super America (the bus will begin loading at 7:35am)

Breakfast will be provided.

Return: We will return to the parking lot east of Super America at 1:30pm.

Wear your LAMP T-shirt!

Please RSVP for this event by Tuesday, September 17th by calling 320-699-1616 or emailing to amyonell@lampkinship.org

Feel free to call or email with any questions or concerns as well.

 

December

Group Activity

Games at Ecumen- Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 1pm.

We will meet outside the gift shop entrance.

The event will take about 1 hour.

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