Now’s the time to start thinking about how you can make it the best summer ever! The YMCA of Greater Boston kicks off the 2018 Summer Day Camp Season with an Open House on Saturday, January 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Waltham YMCA, 725 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA. YMCA camps and summer programs are among nearly two dozen Y camp experiences offered around the Boston metro area.
New and returning campers are invited to meet camp counselors and staff for a few hours 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. A special open house promotion will be offered to all who attend.
“YMCA summer camp supports the social-emotional growth, cognitive development and physical well-being of kids,” says Amy Turner, Executive Vice President, Child Development, YMCA of Greater Boston. “In both our day and overnight camps, kids are in a welcoming environment where they can feel like they belong, build relationships, develop character and discover their potential. We encourage parents to give their children the gift of camp to keep them engaged, safe, healthy and learning throughout the summer.”
At the Y, summer learning—including literacy and STEM activities—are a part of the Y summer experience. Additionally, children spend their days creating with arts and crafts, exploring science and technology, swimming, participating in field trips, exploring nature, learning about our many cultures while making new friends and lasting memories. Overnight camp opportunities are also available. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Go to ymcaboston.org/camps for more information or visit the Y near you.
ABOUT THE YMCA OF GREATER BOSTON:
The YMCA of Greater Boston is the state’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities. Every day the Y works with thousands of men, women and children to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. The Y is committed to youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, each day giving back and providing support to thousands. The Y is committed to helping people live longer, healthier lives. With a mission centered on balance, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and foster connections for a fuller life through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. For more than 165 years, the Y has been developing skills and emotional well-being through education and training, welcoming and connecting diverse populations, preventing chronic disease and building healthier communities through collaborations and policymakers. The Boston YMCA is the first in the United States.