This Spring Break, La Porte County Family YMCA’s Spring Break Camp program is offering kids an enriching, learning experience to help them get more out of spring break – more friendships, more accomplishments and more belonging. Through a mix of fun and educational activities aimed at improving well-being, kids will experience new adventures, learn and master new skills, share and trade interests with friends, exchanging plenty of high-fives along the way.
Working with SEER Analytics, independent impact measurement experts, to find out how camp benefits kids, the Y recently surveyed nearly 40,000 parents and caregivers with kids enrolled in camp programs. Ninety-one percent of parents/caregivers said they agreed the Y’s day camp program helped kids make new friends. In addition, 81 percent said they agreed the program helped their kids discover what they can achieve, while 86 percent agreed their child felt a sense of belonging at their Y camp.
“With school out during Spring Break, many kids don’t get enough physical activity or learning—a critical gap the Y is addressing,” says Reece Arthur, Program Coordinator. “In our Spring Break Camp, kids are in a safe environment with nurturing adults where they feel welcome, develop character and explore new talents and interests to reach their potential. We want to ensure that kids in our camp program go home with so much excitement for all they’ve accomplished and enjoyed that they can’t wait to come back the next day.”
The Y’s Spring Break Camp activities focus on impacting the social-emotional, cognitive and physical development of all kids. Each day of camp comes packed with the perfect amount of activities and fun. Children will get to make new friends, play exciting games and participate in activities in a structured and nurturing environment. Each day we will be learning a different form of science. Examples are plants, chemistry, economics, learning about the ocean, and Friday will be work out day! Other activities include swimming, arts and crafts, games in the gym, snacks and much more!
When kids are out of school, they can face hurdles that prevent them from reaching their full potential, related to hunger, water safety, academics, safe spaces to play, and health. Through Spring Break Camp and other youth development programs, nationwide the Y helps over 9 million youth to “hop the gap” and achieve more, providing a safe to place to learn, stay healthy and build friendships.
To learn more about the La Porte County Family YMCA’s Spring Break Camp at the La Porte County Family YMCA, contact Reece Arthur, Program Coordinator at 219-325-9622 or via email email@example.com or visit www.lpymca.org.