We all remember looking forward to summertime as children. It was the reward for a long and productive school year. A time to be outdoors, run around, have fun with friends, try something new, and simply enjoy being a kid.
At the YMCA of Greenville, Summer Day Camp offers those things and so much more – all while helping campers develop character by instilling the Y’s core values: respect, caring, honesty, and responsibility.
Ask any parent (or kid!), and they could probably give you a list of fifty reasons why they recommend the YMCA’s Summer Day Camp. Here are a few of our favorites:
A chance to try new things and develop new skills
The YMCA of Greenville’s Summer Day Camp is the perfect opportunity for your kids to try something they’ve never done before – a new sport, an exciting science experiment, or even hone their budding artistic skills! The YMCA of Greenville offers a variety of specialty camps where kids can spend week learning skills targeted for their age, and interests.
If your child wants to try a little bit of everything, they can register for full-day camp, which offers introductory activities in sports, arts and crafts, swimming, dance, and more – depending on the weekly theme. 2022 is a summer you do not want to miss! With themes ranging from Wild West Week to Myth Busters, Fear Factor, Shipwrecked, Treasure Hunters, Under the Spotlight, and more, your child will be sure to make life-long memories.
A chance to meet new people, make new friends and expand social skills
The YMCA welcomes everyone, and every child has a different story to share. Many parents say their children make lasting friendships through Summer Day Camp with kids they may not go to school with, and learn to be more open, caring, and kind, all while building social skills and confidence.
A chance to burn off some energy and breathe fresh air
Let’s face it. Kids need to move to burn off pent-up energy and benefit from being outside to get fresh air. Exercise and stimulating activities with friends are some of the best ways kids can release stress, build a stronger heart and muscles, improve concentration, build immunity and sleep better – all of which will help them when it’s time to go back to school. Fresh air helps reduce blood pressure and heart rate, supports mental clarity, and even improves digestion. Being outside is one of the best parts of Summer Day Camp!
A chance to just be a kid, and have a fun, memorable summer
These days, more than ever, it’s crucial for kids to be kids. What better place for children to express themselves and stretch their imaginations than in the Y’s Summer Day Camp? Join the YMCA of Greenville for a magical experience as we make new friends, have exciting adventures, and craft a summer story that lasts a lifetime!