November 20, 2014
As a leading nonprofit for youth development, the Y offers transformational programs year-round that nurture the well-being and potential of every child and teen, helping them discover who they are and what they can achieve in school and in life.
During school breaks, Ys across the country host programs where kids can build new skills, explore their interests and form new relationships in a safe and welcoming environment – proven building blocks for healthy development. Out-of-school programs during winter break also offer busy parents and caregivers pressed for time during the holiday season a stress-free way to keep children active and engaged.
YMCA WINTER BREAK SCHOOL DAYS OUT PROGRAM
When kids are buzzing with holiday excitement, the YMCA helps them focus their extra energy into fun activities that help them realize their passions and talents, make new friends and feel that they belong. Our Winter Break School Days Out Program provides fun field trips, games small-group activities and open swim activites that integrate the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility to support positive character building and foster new friendships in an environment that is safe and welcoming.Check with your local YMCA of Metro Chicago center for more information.
YMCA WINTER BREAK RESIDENT CAMPS
Kids and families can also get away from home during winter break through our resident camps. Winter camp activities include: tobogganing, downhill skiing, ice skating, sledding, arts and crafts, family time, and much more!
Join us for the following Winter Camps at the Y:
Camp MacLean Winter Camp, Burlington, WI: December 28-31, 2014
Camp Pinewood Overnight Camp, Twin Lake, MI: December 28-31, 2014
Camp Duncan Winter Camp, Ingleside, IL: December 28-31, 2014
Camp Nawakwa, Lac du Flambeau, WI: January 16-19, 2015 and February 13-16, 2015
At the Y, we take a holistic approach to youth development, focusing on the social-emotional, cognitive and physical growth of each child from birth to career. Programs offered during school breaks create unique learning and development opportunities for all kids that turn into memorable, rewarding experiences.
For more details about how children learn, grow and thrive at Y programs year-round, speak with your local Y staff or visit here.