[MELROSE, MAY 9]-
Summer is the ideal time for kids to get
up, get out and explore. But, for some kids summer means no access to
recreational and educational activities to help them learn, grow and thrive
during out-of-school time. As a result, some kids can experience learning loss
and gain weight twice as fast than during the school year. For parents and
caregivers looking to keep kids’ minds and bodies active, the Melrose Family
YMCA is offering 3 summer camp programs to give youth an adventurous, active
and healthy summer.
YMCA camp programs provide a fun and unique experience that gives children and teens the opportunity to explore the outdoors, meet new friends, discover new interests and create memories that last a lifetime. The Melrose Family YMCA offers three summer camp programs for a variety of ages. For little ones ages 5 to 7 years old, the YMCA Summer Discovery Program, located at the Stoneham and Melrose Child Care Sites, gives kids a chance to enjoy sports, crafts, swimming, and a special guest every week such as Curious Creatures. At the Main Street Camp for ages 7 to 14 years old, children will enjoy swimming, crafts, sports, theme weeks, and a field trip every Tuesday. Finally, for the children that love a new adventure each day, Quest Camp for ages 10 to 14 years old will take kids on a field trip each day to places like Gillette Stadium, Salisbury State Park, and Franklin Park Zoo.
“YMCA summer camp supports the cognitive development and physical well-being of kids,” says Tyler Fleming, Executive Director, Melrose Family YMCA. ‘In our summer camp programs, kids are in a welcoming environment where they can belong, build relationships, develop character and discover their potential. We really encourage parents to give their kids the gift of camp so that every child can benefit from the experience.”
A leading nonprofit committed to nurturing the potential of youth, the Y has been a leader in providing summer camp for nearly 130 years. The Melrose Family YMCA continues to give youth an enriching, safe experience with caring staff and volunteers who model positive values that help build their kids’ character.
Registration for the upcoming camp season is available online at www.ymcametronorth.org or by visiting the Melrose Family YMCA Welcome Center Desk. And, to ensure that all youth have the chance to experience camp, the Melrose Family YMCA offers financial assistance to those in need.
For more information about summer camps at the Melrose Family YMCA, visit www.ymcametronorth.org or call 781-665-4360.
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Melrose Family YMCA welcomes men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of every child and teen, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors.