We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for life. Because of the Y, more young people in neighborhoods around the nation are taking a greater interest in learning and making smarter life choices. At the Y, children and teens learn values and positive behaviors, and can explore their unique talents and interests, helping them realize their potential. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.
The Y is the starting point for many youth to learn about becoming and staying active, and developing healthy habits they’ll carry with them throughout their lives. And the benefits are far greater than just physical health. Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes from learning to swim or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole child, from the inside out.
Enrichment and Special Interest
The Y not only promotes physical health, we also exercise the mind! Every child has their own unique interests and talents and we want strive to offer programs to nurture the potential of all children.
Overnight, day and specialty camps at the Y share one thing: they’re about discovery. Kids have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories. And, of course, it’s fun too.
SUMMER RESIDENT CAMP
> Camp Cormorant – Ages 7 – 15
With so many demands on today’s families, parents need all the support they can get. That’s why child care at the Y is about more than looking after kids. It’s about nurturing their development by providing a safe place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
The Y is for everyone. Our programs, services and initiatives enable kids to realize their potential, prepare teens for higher education, offer ways for families to have fun together, empower people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body, and help foster a community-wide service ethic. And that’s just the beginning.