Who’s ready for summer camp season? We are! Kids look forward to days spent running around outside, acting silly, learning something new and having fun with their peers.
And let’s be honest, parents love it too! Thank you YMCA of Greenville for sponsoring this article.
When our kids are young, they get to experience this time that we all crave to do over again. To disconnect from screen time, connect with other kids and positive adult role models and just focus on being a good kid and having fun at camp.
At the YMCA of Greenville, summer day camp offers all of that, and they strive to help campers develop character by instilling the Y’s core values: respect, caring, honesty, and responsibility.
Reason #1: Opportunity to Try New Things
Summer day camp is the perfect opportunity to try something new – a new sport, craft, or hobby. The YMCA offers specialty camps where kids can spend a week learning how to dribble up and down the basketball court, build cities with Legos, improve swimming techniques, and even learn about the great outdoors. And if your child wants to try a little bit of everything, they can register for traditional day camp, which offers introductory activities in sports, arts and crafts, swimming, music, and more – depending on the theme of the week. Summer day camp is the perfect occasion for your kids to test out a new sport or skill to make sure they like it before committing long term to a season.
Reason #2: Meet New Friends & Broaden Horizons
After a year in the same classroom at school, it can be nice to change up your summer social scene and make new friends. The Y welcomes everyone, and every child has a different story to share. Many parents say their children make lasting friendships through summer day camp, and learn to be more open, caring, and kind people.
Social interaction is critical for kids – it’s necessary for their development and it’s what they crave. The connections they’ll make at the YMCA of Greenville could be the best part about camp.
Reason #3: Burn Off Energy & Build Strength
Kids are always ready for the summer – that has not changed for centuries! Exercise and stimulating activities with new friends are some of the best ways kids can release stress, build a stronger heart and muscles, improve concentration, build their immunity and sleep better – all which will help them when it comes time to go back to school in the fall.
Reason #4: Learn from Positive Adult Role Models
YMCA of Greenville staff are committed to delivering a safe, fun, and enriching experience for all participants of summer day camp. Their passion is serving those who walk through the doors of the YMCA of Greenville, and they love instilling the Y’s core values through all activities (reminder: those are respect, caring, honesty, and responsibility).
Reason #5: Get Outside & Breathe the Fresh Air
Fresh air is good for the soul, isn’t it? It also has serious health benefits, like reducing blood pressure and heart rate, supporting mental clarity, and even improving digestion. Being outside in the summer sun (with plenty of sunscreen for protection, of course) is one of the best parts of summer day camp.
How great does taking a moment to breathe deeply and enjoy the moment sound?
The YMCA of Greenville is a cause-driven, non profit organization. Through funds raised during our Annual Campaign, the Y is able to offer financial assistance those in need so that no child is turned away, regardless of ability to pay. Learn more about the wide variety of summer day camps offered through the YMCA of Greenville & sign up today!