At the heart of the YMCA lies the power to transform?both yourself and the world around you. From our exceptional fitness, personal training, sports and aquatics programs, to our extensive preschool and school-age programs, to our fun family and community events, the Y offers an array of options focused on strengthening bodies, minds and communities.
When you are involved with the Y, you help bring about lasting personal and social change. Whether you want to nurture the potential of children, improve your family?s health, or give back to your neighbors, your involvement with the Y will positively impact your community.
Non-Member Summer Camp Registration Opens March 9, 2015
February 09, 2015
Remember the fun of summer when you were a kid? Sign up your child for Y Camp. Non-Member registration opens March 9. Early bird rates are available before April 26."
Summer camp is a perfect place for children to optimize their psycho-social development, according to Michael Unger, Ph.D. who works as a family therapist and researcher. He developed a list of benefits that children receive from participating in summer camps such as:
New relationships with peers and trusted adults
Powerful identity that makes them feel confident in front of others
Feeling of being in control in areas of their lives outside of camp
Opportunities to be valued for who they are
Feeling of belonging
Better sense of culture
We create an exciting and safe environment for kids to realize the benefits that Dr. Unger listed and to have an unforgettable summer of fun. Registration for non-members opens March 9 and includes:
Kiddie Kamp (Age 3-5) - Three hours of fun that includes arts and crafts, stories, songs, weekly swim time, group games and trips to the park
Lil Explorers (Age 5) - Helps soon to be kindergarteners develop social skills and learn how to work as a group
Junior Adventure (Age 6-8) - Kids learn to share, work as a team and how to be themselves through activities and adventures
Adventure Camp (Age 9-11) - We provide opportunities for kids to work to develop character and leadership skills
Teen Camp (Age 12-14) - Activities, which range from leadership development to sports and arts, are designed to foster values and skills that promote positive behaviors, educational achievement and better health
Specialty Camps (Ages 6-11) - Your child can choose one of three options each week to try their hand at a new skill or adventure. Specialty Camps include: