The YMCA is offering parents a chance to escape cabin fever and start planning summer activities for their kids. A Summer Rally Day will be held at all Twin Cities area YMCAs on Saturday, March 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Families are welcome to attend. Parents will have an opportunity to learn about YMCA camps and summer activities,… The YMCA is offering parents a chance to escape cabin fever and start planning summer activities for their kids. A Summer Rally Day will be held at all Twin Cities area YMCAs on Saturday, March 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Families are welcome to attend. Parents will have an opportunity to learn about YMCA camps and summer activities, and to sign up their children for specific programs. Special activities are planned for kids including snacks, crafts, and a drawing for a free week at a YMCA summer program. Information will also be available about the YMCA Earn Your Way Candy Sale, a way for kids to earn money to help pay their way to camp.
The YMCA has a strong tradition of helping kids enjoy the outdoors in a safe, caring environment. The YMCA was one of the first organizations in Minnesota to create childcare programs, and they have offered camping programs to children in the Twin Cities for nearly a century. Today, a wide range of YMCA summer programs are available for kids ranging in age from pre-kindergarten through high school.
The YMCA offers full-day programming and care for school-age kids during the summer months. Activities include age-specific crafts, games, sports, and weekly field trips, all designed to help kids learn about the world, themselves and each other in a supervised, fun-filled environment. Summer Power is offered for children entering kindergarten through fifth grade. Summer Uproar is aimed at older kids in sixth through eighth grade. Summer Sports, for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade, provides an opportunity to learn new skills, practice and play specific sports.
YMCA Day Camp is packed with a variety of outdoor adventures and personal development activities for children ages four to sixteen. The YMCA has thirteen day camp locations throughout the Twin Cities, with traditional camp activities such as swimming, canoeing, archery, horseback riding, games, and environmental education. In addition, the Y offers many specialty day camps centered around specific activities such as horseback riding, arts and crafts, canoeing, fishing, golf, sailing, rock climbing, rollerblading, sports, swimming and technology.
YMCA overnight camps provide further challenges with opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, river rafting, sailing, canoeing, horseback riding and outdoor camping. Serious campers can work their way up to YMCA Teen Wilderness Adventures, high-quality outdoor adventures in the BWCA and throughout North America.
Information on all YMCA camps and summer programs will be available at the Summer Rally Day. For more information and the location of the YMCA closest to you, call 612-465-0450 or visit www.ymcatwincities.org.