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Summer Fun: YMCA Day Camp

Summer Fun: YMCA Day Camp

Written by: Brooke

Summer is just around the corner (hooray!) and if you're like me -- you're looking for ways to keep the kiddos busy! I'm a big fan of the Y -- it's almost time for Summer Day Camp!

BEST SUMMER EVER. That's what they're calling it at the Y this year. Just a few weeks away... but don't panic. There's still plenty of time to check it out and get signed up.

Y Summer Day Camps are full of learning, adventure, active play and friendship. A wide variety of camp experiences include new field trips, swimming, arts and more. Specialties range from sports and engineering to community service. Best of all, they're offered at convenient locations across the metro area and there's something for everyone!

As a mom, I like that summer break from school doesn't mean my daughter's development has to be on vacation too! They focus on achievement, relationships and belonging -- three important drivers of healthy youth development. Y Summer Day Camps make sure kids stay active mentally and physically all summer long.

I also love that at Y Summer Day Camps, relationships are made. Strangers become friends and create life-long friendships. Kids find positive adult mentors. A win-win.

From outdoor camp (think nature hikes and camp songs) to traditional day camp (weekly themes adapted based on age group) -- there's a Y Summer Day Camp for every family. The Y even partners with a local health care provider and has created a specialized camp for kids facing grief. 

Click here to find out more about Y Summer Day Camps and sign up today! Think about how much fun your family will have with activities like:

· Destination field trips to explore new places in our city and surrounding areas

· Overnight campouts for a special outdoor camping experience under the stars

· Wild and wacky dress up days like Retro Days, Backwards Days and more, when campers can stand out and show their personality

· Family nights where everyone can experience the fun as campers showcase activities, talents and projects

· Cookouts give families an opportunity to have fun and get to know other families

You can find all of the details by clicking here!

And -- side note:

Do you have a teen who might like to get involved with Adventure Camp? Or, maybe help out by doing a community service project in Youth Volunteer Corps' Summer of Service? Something to think about. Ask at the Y!

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