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Get a Jump on Summer with YMCA Healthy Kids Day: It’s FREE!

Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out and grow. But for some kids, exposure to activities that stimulate the body and mind ends with the school year. In fact, research shows that kids are prone to … Continue reading

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7 Reasons Why You Should Send Your Child to Camp

Camp Makes Children More Resilient The following is an excerpt from an article by Michael Ungar, PhD, who says, “the best camps don’t provide cookie-cutter solutions to what kids need. Instead, great camps understand that the factors that make children … Continue reading

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There’s a Little Lion in All of Us

The Lion King Steps Off Broadway and into the YMCA. I recently discovered that there is a little lion in all of us. Cast members from Disney’s THE LION KING recently visited children in a dance class at the M.D. … Continue reading

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The Day Camp Chronicles Part 3: A Day in the Life of a Camper

Matt is an 11 year-old day camper at the D. Bradley McWilliams YMCA at Cypress Creek and today we’re taking a look at a camp day from his perspective… Today at the Y we visited NASA. There were a lot … Continue reading

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The Day Camp Chronicles Part 2: A Day in the Life of a Camp Counselor

Meet one of the people guiding, caring for and playing with your children this summer. Heather Vanderwarker’s step-grandmother helped start a national YMCA child care program. Her mom attended YMCA Day Camp.  Fast forward 40 years and now Heather works for the Trotter … Continue reading

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The Day Camp Chronicles Part 1: A Special Boy

There is a place for everyone. Colin is like any other kid in the summertime.  He wants to swim, play, make friends and have fun.  But Colin isn’t just any other kid. “The kids get excited to help him out,” … Continue reading

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The day camp dilemma

Five tips for choosing a day camp You’ve heard it before… “Mom, I’m bored.”  Or in my four-year old’s case, “Mommy, what can I do next?” Why not channel that restlessness and sign your child up for a few weeks of … Continue reading

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