YMCA opens summer camp registration at Open House on March 4
The YMCA of Central Kentucky will kick off the 2017 summer day camp season with an open house on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at all YMCA of Central Kentucky locations. All members of the community are invited to join camp counselors and staff for a free afternoon of camp fun. Children will sample activities, meet the counselors and enjoy a special camp treat! Parents can preview all camp offerings and staff will be on-hand to answer questions.
Register your child on Saturday, March 4 and we’ll waive the $35 camp registration fee. If you join the Y on this day, we’ll also waive your $50 joining fee and you can take advantage of member pricing for summer camps.
“YMCA summer camp supports the social-emotional growth, cognitive development and physical well-being of kids,” says Vice President of Youth Development Jessica Berry. “In our day camps, kids are in a welcoming environment where they can belong, they’re building relationships, developing character and discovering their potential. We really encourage parents to give their kids the gift of camp to keep their kids active and engaged throughout the summer.”
Berry says there are five reasons why children and teens should attend summer camp:
- ADVENTURE: Summer camp is all about a wide variety of new experiences and exploring the outdoors. YMCA camps have a new adventure for every child and teen. Visit ymcacky.org/camp for details.
- HEALTHY FUN: Day camps offer fun, stimulating activities that engage the body and mind, and also help children and teens learn the importance of nutrition to help improve their healthy eating habits.
- PERSONAL GROWTH: While in the welcoming environment of camp, youth have a chance to learn new skills, and develop confidence and independence by taking on new responsibilities and challenges. Camps offer cognitive learning and social-emotional development opportunities for achievement.
- FRIENDSHIPS: Amidst the fun of camp games, songs, swimming and talent shows, campers meet new friends and strengthen existing friendships. The bonds formed at camp are important and lasting for many youth.
- MEMORIES: Summer camp is an unforgettable experience that will give each camper memories (and camp traditions) that will last a lifetime. Youth return to school with plenty of camp stories to share!
To ensure that all youth have the chance to experience camp, financial assistance is available for those who qualify. If you’re interested in helping send kids to camp this summer, you can donate to the Y at www.ymcacky.org/give.
Special thanks to White, Greer & Maggard Orthodontics for their support as the YMCA’s official summer day camp sponsor.
For more information about YMCA of Central Kentucky summer day camps, visit www.ymcacky.org/camp or visit your nearest Y.