Volume 10 | May 25, 2020
PARC@Home
Cornelius PARC is bringing the programming to you!

Your friends at Cornelius PARC are on a mission to bring you ways to keep busy, stay engaged, decompress, and maintain a healthy mind, body and spirit.
Summer Camps!
We are so excited to share that we WILL be offering camps this summer! We can't offer all of them, some of the locations have changed, and all of those we'll be offering will look different, with social distancing and other precautions in place. Please visit our summer camps webpage for all the details, including information on which camps are canceled and which are not, a letter from the PARC Director regarding refunds and other details, and a link to register for remaining spaces.
Keep Moving
Do your kids miss being out on the court? We suggest you check out Jr. NBA at Home , featuring interactive videos by NBA and WNBA players that can be completed individually and in limited space. These videos offer drills, activities, and instruction to promote skill development, physical activity, and character development.
Basketball
Learn Something New
The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources has a great website all the time, and now they have added NC Learn at Home , full of educational resources and enriching experiences. You will find lesson plans, virtual tours, digital archives, links to blogs and podcasts, and more. All ages can use this site to learn about North Carolina and many of its treasures!
North Carolina
Make Your Own Fun
Speaking of camps and while the evenings are still cool, why not head out to the backyard for a family camping trip! Here are some ideas for backyard camping , including fun games, activities and food. Or if a backyard isn't an option, here are some ideas for indoor camping . And don't forget, nothing really beats an old-fashioned blanket fort , good for both day and night use - remember those? The best!!
Backyard Camping
Get in My Belly!
Berries and cherries are back in the stores and ON SALE - what a wonderful time of year! Southern Living has a collection of 100 recipes for you to consider, including appetizers, beverages, salads, breads, muffins, entrees, and desserts. Find your favorite and let these healthy little bursts of sunshine be part of your next meal!
Berries
Effective May 22 at 5 p.m., North Carolina moved into Phase 2 of easing restrictions. Visit Lake Norman continues to offer a list of available Lake Norman food and beverage locations and is working to update it as we move into this new phase. Visit their Lakeside Curbside webpage for details.
Partner Spotlight
Lake Norman Little League
Cornelius PARC partners with Lake Norman Little League to provide baseball and softball for area youth. This awesome, volunteer-run organization serves close to 1,000 kids each season. While their spring season was interrupted, they are looking forward to returning to the field in the fall. Meanwhile, visit their site for dozens of training videos for both baseball and softball players at all levels.
We believe that parks are essential, now more than ever! All Town of Cornelius parks remain open at this time, though p laygrounds and restrooms remain closed. Please note that we can only keep the parks open if YOU practice social distancing - that is, a physical distance of at least six feet. That means no doubles, no groups, no shared equipment unless among immediate family sharing the same household. Please, we need your help so we can keep our parks open!
This Week on PARC's Facebook Page
Looking for even more fun and creative things to do during this extended break? We have you covered! Cornelius PARC will be sharing daily videos Monday through Friday. Here's this week's line-up:
  • Memorial Day Monday: Watch our virtual Memorial Day Observance, in partnership with American Legion Post 86. The recorded ceremony can also be watch on the new Town of Cornelius YouTube channel!
  • Story Time Tuesday
  • Wildlife Wednesday
  • Drop-In Art Thursday
  • Foodie Friday