Summer camp, swim lessons under way at YMCA
|From left, Evan Johnson, Tyler Price and Zachary Husband play water games at the YMCA on the first day of summer camp.|
by Rosabeth Kissman
This summer over 100 families will know what it means to live the Y life. Through the YMCA’s Summer Camp program, youth ages 5-12 will experience a summer to remember. Forget about hanging out at home all day watching TV or playing video games! Y Camp gets our kids moving with swimming every day, exciting games and outdoor activities, arts and crafts and weekly field trips.
This year’s theme, “The World is Yours,” takes youth through a global journey of arts, music, and cultural and culinary exploration! Campers spend the day engaged in age-specific activities, learning the core values of the YMCA at every turn: Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith. These values are woven through every activity, guiding campers to make the best choices possible for themselves, each and every day.
With a staff trained in a multitude of qualifications, YMCA Camp is an incredibly safe, nurturing environment for campers of all ages. Camp is open to everyone, regardless of income or circumstance, through the Y’s Guardian Program. Registration information is available at the Y’s Welcome Center (776-8846). YMCA camp believes in opportunity for all and in the development of character for every child.
Fun. It’s in our nature! Like the Middlesex Family YMCA on Facebook or visit http://www.peninsulaymca.org/branches/middlesex/index.html. Summer camp hours are 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday.