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Summer Fun Continues at the YMCA!

Summer Fun Continues at the YMCA!
Programs Available to Keep your Kids Active and Healthy
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Summer is winding down but the fun continues at the South Montgomery County YMCA! With only 4 weeks before the 1st day of school, are you looking for summer programs to keep your kids active, happy and creative? Then look to the YMCA for all your summer fun opportunities. The Y offers a variety of programs for all ages including, Day Camp, Specialty Camp, Teen Camp, Sports Camp, Performing Arts Workshops . . . and much more. Registration is still available!

All YMCA programs promote healthy spirits, minds and bodies and consistently teach Judeo-Christian principles. The Y is a special place where each participant learns values that last a lifetime. Guided by the core values of honesty, respect, responsibility, caring and faith, character development is integral to all YMCA programs. Available to all in the community, the YMCA strives to not turn anyone away because of an inability to pay. Limited financial assistance is available to families that substantiate a need.

Summer Day Camp continues thru August 23 and is located at the Creekside YMCA Outdoor Adventure Center. Reconnecting kids with nature, the Creekside YMCA Outdoor Adventure Center features a 50 foot alpine tower for climbing and challenging your inner self, 30 foot Giant Swing, 12 themed treehouses, 9 colorful authentic tipis, archery, hiking, misting station, outdoor chapel & amphitheater, inflatable water slide and a boardwalk system 8 – 20 feet off the ground. Campers, ages 5 – 12, will have the ultimate outdoor experience with mother-nature as the backdrop. Additional activities include canoeing, outdoor education, songs and skits, team building, swimming and special events. Each weekly session features a theme and special activity. For more information call 832-698-1283.

Teen Camp continues thru August 23 and is for teens ages 13 – 15 years. Each week features up to 3 field trips, aquatics, field sports, team building and service learning projects. Teens will also enjoy rock climbing, alpine tower challenge course, movie making, photography, swimming and more. One of the best parts of Teen Camp is meeting other teens from neighboring Ys and coming together for special events. The YMCA Teen Camp is based on site at the South Montgomery County YMCA on Shadowbend Place. For more information please contact Brody Dixon 281-367-9622.

Specialty Camp available in August include Mad Science for ages 6 – 12; Weekly themes include The Lab and Beyond, Eureka and Chemistry Mystery. Mad Science Camp meets 9am – 4pm at the Creekside YMCA.

Summer Sports Camps provide kids, ages 3 – 13, the opportunity to learn new skills and improve current skills. Each session is unique and dynamic with a different sport and drills introduced weekly. The weekly sessions continue thru August 22. Most Sports Clinic sessions run 3 hours daily, Monday – Thursday. Clinics in August include Soccer, Volleyball, World of Sports and Flag Football. For the pre-schoolers, Tiny Tots Basketball, T-Ball and Y World of Sports is available. Tiny Tot clinics meet for 90 minutes.

Performing Arts Workshops: The summer program is comprised of unique weekly workshops that brings out a child’s creative personality. All students are involved in acting, dancing, singing, props and costuming in a team environment. The workshops meet Monday – Friday, 1:30 – 4:30pm for ages 5 – 12. The final session is the week of August 5 and will feature musical selections from GREASE.

Y Swim Lessons: Learning to swim at the YMCA is more than just stroke development! The YMCA, America’s favorite swim instructor, offers a variety of morning and evening classes for ALL levels and ALL ages including Parent/Child, Pre-School and School-Age. Offered in two week sessions, the last summer session begins August 5. Swim lessons will continue year round.

To learn more about all the programs the YMCA offers, visit our web site and view our online program guide at www.ymcahouston.org/south-montgomery-county/. For more information please call 281-367-9622. The South Montgomery County YMCAs are located at 6145 Shadowbend Place, 8100 Ashlane Way and 6464 Creekside Forest in The Woodlands.