Benefits of YMCA Summer Camp

May 24, 2016


Learn 10 ways summer day camp impacts youth for life. Limited spaces still available for this summer. Make it your child's Best.Summer.Ever."


Posted on July 25, 2011 in Youth Development

What’s better than sitting down with a tall, cold glass of lemonade on a hot summer day and reflecting back on your summers as a child?  What memories come to mind for you?  There is bound to be at least one experience that has helped you to become the person you are today.

For today’s youth, summer breaks may look very different from what has been experienced by past generations; however, despite the change in times one thing continues to remain the same—summers are for making memories that last a lifetime.

Summer Day Camp is a great way to not only create lasting memories, but to also instill skills that benefit youth for life. The Day Camp environment provides youth with the opportunity to try new things, make new friends, and just be a kid.

Here are ten ways Summer Day Camp impacts youth for life:

10. Social Interaction with peers and camp staff who are positive role models.

9.  Community involvement.

8.  Daily activities that focus on character development.

7.  Weekly field trips that expose kids to culture, volunteerism, recreation, and diversity.

6.  An atmosphere that promotes healthy living and self reliance.

5.  Opportunity to build and enhance leadership skills.

4.  Opportunity for youth to know their opinions are valued and their voice is being heard.

3.  Life long relationships.

2.  An environment in which psychological and emotional safety is promoted.

1.  Sure and simple FUN, FUN, FUN!

We are still accepting registrations for 2018 summer day camp. Limited spaces are available. Register today for the Best.Summer.Ever.