YMCA Hosts Healthy Kids Day and Camp Open House – 5/21/16

Two popular Meeting Waters YMCA events come together for a fun day for the entire family. A regional leader in both summer camp programming and health promotion for youth and families, Meeting Waters YMCA will host a combined YMCA Healthy Kids Day and Camp Open House at its Lewis Day Camp facility on Route 5 in Springfield on Saturday, May 21st. The event takes place, rain or shine, from 1:00 to 3:00 and is open to the public, free-of-charge.

During the event, prospective campers and their parents can meet the camp’s staff leaders; tour some of the 52 acre Lewis Day Camp facility; learn about financial assistance options, the Summer Food Program and daily bussing; and hear from campers and camp parents from previous years about their experiences.

At the same time, families will have the opportunity to participate in several different activities from the Y’s Healthy Family Home initiative which promotes healthy eating, routine physical activity, and spending more time together as a family.

2016 marks Meeting Waters YMCA’s 52nd consecutive summer providing enriching day camp programming. Over those years, more than 12,500 area youth have kept their minds and bodies engaged during the summer months when many other youth experience learning loss and/or weight gain.

Y Day Camp participates in the Summer Food Program so all campers receive a free healthy lunch each day. Swim lessons are provided every day as one of many fun, engaging activities facilitated by caring, well-trained, and passionate “Professional Role Models.” Bussing from Brattleboro, Putney, Westminster, Bellows Falls, Chester, Springfield, Walpole, North Walpole, and Charlestown along with various financial assistance options ensure that all area children can access the Y’s valuable summer camp experiences.

More information about Meeting Waters YMCA’s camps is available at their website at http://www.meetingwatersymca.org, on their facebook page, or by calling their local number—Brattleboro: 246-1036; Bellows Falls/Fall Mountain: 463-4769, or Springfield: 885-8131.

Founded in 1895, Meeting Waters YMCA is a charitable, social service organization serving the Brattleboro, Bellows Falls, Springfield and Fall Mountain regions. It strengthens the foundations of community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

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