Do you remember your best summer ever? Did you stay all day with your friends at the local pool? Did you head to the local park and play basketball? Or was your best summer the summer you discovered your favorite literary heroes and followed their adventures from the comfort of your own backyard? For most, your best summer ever was probably a combination of all of these—some exploration, activity and education.
Summer is the ideal time to get children out and exploring but for some, the end of the school year means no access to recreational and educational activities which help them learn, grow and thrive. Studies show that children can experience learning loss and even gain weight twice as fast than during the school year. For parents and caregivers looking to keep their children’s minds and bodies active, the YMCA of Greater Erie is offering summer camp to give youth an adventurous, active and healthy summer.
YMCA camp programs provide a fun and unique experience that gives children and teens the opportunity to explore the outdoors, meet new friends, discover new interests and create memories that last a lifetime. The YMCA of Greater Erie Day Camp offers a wide variety of activities daily including nature, water fun, instructional and recreational swimming, arts and crafts, group games, field trips and more.
Summer camp provides a variety of opportunities to ensure that youth are learning and being physically active in the summer. Campers learn how to be responsible and resourceful, work in groups, solve problems and make decisions that will help them grow as individuals—all while having fun and feeling like they belong. We want every camper to start school telling their friends that they had the best summer ever.
Here are five reasons why children and teens should attend summer camp:
For more information about YMCA Summer Day Camp, click here. Register by May 15 for a chance to win a new boys or girls bike and helmet!