NASHVILLE, TN – June 3, 2019 – Urban Air Adventure Park, the leader in active indoor family entertainment, has teamed up with Metro Nashville Police to provide summer camp for kids attending the G.R.E.A.T program (Gang Resistance Education And Training). The Park at 4331 Old Hickory Boulevard will open their doors to campers in 4th through 8th grades from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm on June 6, 14, 21 and 28 as well as July 12 and 18. The walk-in value for a buyout of this magnitude is $18,000 but will be entirely donated to continue the GREAT efforts by local law enforcement dedicated to providing school-based instruction outside of the classroom with the intent of keeping kids out of trouble during the summer.
“The G.R.E.A.T. summer camps have been a staple of this police department for years,” said Deputy Chief John Drake of the MNPD’s Support Services Bureau. “The young men and women chosen for the camps have done well in gang resistance classes taught by our School Resource Officers in the classroom and really look forward to being with us in the summer. Partners like Urban Air who recognize the importance of this continued mentorship of our youth obviously care about Nashville and our city’s future.”
Due to funding cuts, the G.R.E.A.T. program in Nashville was in jeopardy until local community partners like Urban Air stepped forward to help it continue. The program is offered nationwide and has a desired effect of allowing kids to better resist the gang lifestyle and associated gang crime involvement. Recently over three thousand students and their families in cities large and small and crossing all socio-economic lines have taken part in the program. Locally, in Nashville all camps are full with 120 children attending 6-sessions booked through MNPD.
“Urban Air Nashville is thrilled to donate our facility to help the Metro Nashville Police Department and their G.R.E.A.T summer program,” said Park Owner Stephanie Pederson. We know how beneficial this is to the local community. We believe that all children deserve to play and create lasting memories and we are happy to help provide those special memories with an experience at Urban Air Adventure Park.”
Urban Air Nashville features several next level attractions aimed at less screen time and more active play:
- Sky Rider Indoor Coaster – Our signature indoor coaster which zigzags overhead while you look down on the other attractions below
- Tubes Indoor Playground – Soft play area for little racers age 9 & under
- Ropes Course – Extra hang time while you test your balance
- Leap of Faith – A harnessed free fall tower
- Warrior Obstacle Course – Four lanes of American Ninja style obstacles
- Ultimate Dodge Ball – You’ll never want to play “old” dodge ball again
- Wipeout – Battle that moving beam as you jump to victory
- Climbing Walls – Free climb with secure safety harnesses
New in 2019 – Memberships starting as low as $6.99. Guests can visit the Park as many times as they desire at a FRACTION OF THE PRICE of a single open play ticket. With over $2,300 of value bundled into the Membership, a Guest can save up to 85% off retail pricing!
For more information about Urban Air Nashville please visit https://urbanairdevcurrentsite.kinsta.cloud/locations/tennessee/nashville
For more information or to cover one of these summer camps at Urban Air, please contact Carolyn McLean at (502) 409-1982 or [email protected]