Join the Fun! Special day of kids activities to help them learn about local government.
Fun activities will be scheduled throughout the day in various locations including crafts, demonstrations & activities in the library, games and fire truck & K-9 demos at the park, lunch a Kids' led Mock Board Meeting, and office tours. All children are invited, but must be accompanied by an adult and have a liability waiver form (PDF) signed by parent or guardian.
You will also be able to listen to the 2:30 PM mock Board meeting by clicking on the "Agendas & Minutes" icon at the bottom of the page.
Schedule of Events
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Library Event in the Children's Room with crafts, demonstrations, and activities for all ages. (1st Session)
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Mariposa Park – Parks & Recreation will host games and activities. The Fire Department will host a fire truck demo and the Sheriff will bring their K-9 unit for a demonstration. Other offices will be on hand to talk with kids about all the ways the County works with youth.
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch provided at Mariposa Park
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Library Event in the Children's Room with crafts, demonstrations, and activities for all ages. (2nd Session)
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Government Center Lobby: Kid’s Choice Budget Event – Every child will receive candy for use in a priority-based budgeting exercise. They will use the candy to place votes for a new pool, baseball field, playground, rec center, or other item.
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mock Board Meeting with the Clerk of the Board – The Clerk of the Board will guide Kid Supervisors through a mock board meeting where all County children can present ideas for making Mariposa County a great place for youth. The Auditor will present the Candy Budget.
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Open Hours for families to tour Health and Human Services, the Sheriff's Office and/or the CalFire Station at 5366 Hwy 49 N.