Fitness Fun & Games is a non-profit organization established to provide quality programs for children, ages 2 to 18, which support healthy growth of the individual including cognitive, physical, social and emotional development, during out-of-school hours.
Activities for students include a wide variety to enrich the student's total development. Integrated, throughout the programs, is an emphasis on learning respect for self and others, the value of good manners, conflict resolution, character, teamwork, effective communication skills, healthy habits, and responsibility. Throughout the year at different locations, programs have included:
- sports, such as swimming, ice skating, basketball, soccer, roller skating, touch football, kickball, golf, tennis, bowling, lacrosse, volleyball, dance, etc.
- the arts, such as drawing, painting, sculpture, sewing, needlework, etc.
- cooking, drama, reading, writing, science, math, homework, computers, learning games, chess and board games, babysitter training, and leadership skills.
- field trips, such as Baltimore and D.C. Zoos, Science Center, Smithsonian Museums, Jeepers, Great Blacks in Wax, Visionary Art Museum, farms, Port Discovery, Baltimore Maritime Museum, movies, B & O Railroad Museum, Baltimore Museum of Art, Museum of Industry, Port Discovery, National Aquarium, Oriole Park, ExploraWorld, Museum of Dentistry, fire stations, Double Rock Park, Burdick Park, North Harford Playfield, and more (school holidays and summers).
All staff meet the requirements for child care providers, which includes a medical exam, a criminal background check, specific academic courses, and annual continued training. Ninety five percent of the staff has current First Aid and CPR certification. All leaders meet or exceed the training and experience requirements for the Office of Child Care under MSDE.
Meg McFadden, Executive Director, has an M.A. in Educational Supervision and Management, an M.A. in Psychology, and 35 years experience in various childcare, youth development and human services settings.