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Sun, Fun and Friendships at Y Summer Camps!

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Sun, Fun and Friendships at Y Summer Camps!
What Makes the Y Camp Experience so Special?

 

Summer is half over – Kids bored yet? Look to the YMCA for Sun, Fun and Friendships. The South Montgomery County YMCAs offer a variety of camp options for parents who are looking for a safe and fun place for their kids, ages 5 – 15, to build healthy mind, body and spirit this summer. YMCA Day Camp and summer youth activities reinforce the Y’s core values of respect, responsibility, honesty, caring and faith with an emphasis on healthy living and youth development.
The Y is committed to Healthy Living and Youth Development. Included this year in the camp curriculum is STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) enrichment activities are integrated into the weekly camp themes.  Healthy Eating and Physical Activity, HEPA, is a standard that the Y is dedicated to following in the summer camp programs. Campers spend their time as actively as possible. No time for movies or screen time at the Y. Kids are kept moving and active all day long. Healthy snacks are encouraged and sugary drinks are discouraged.

 

Learn, Grow and Explore at the Y. No one creates camping experiences quite like the YMCA. For more than 125 years, children of all ages have discovered fun memories and friendships to last a lifetime. YMCA summer day camp provides youth with supervised activities that teach core values, conflict resolution and leadership skills. Kids have fun while making new friends, developing new skills, building self-confidence appreciating teamwork and growing in self-reliance. We inspire kids to dream big and expand their horizons!

 

To ease parent’s peace of mind – What sets the Y summer camp program apart from other camps?

  • The Y summer camp program is a licensed camp program through the Texas Department of State Health Services ensuring the highest standards of compliance are met for the overall health, safety and wellbeing of each camper.
  • The YMCA offers lower camper to staff  ratios.
  • ALL Y Camp Staff are background check, required to attend 40 hours of training, and are CPR, First Aid & AED certified.
  • Education enrichment opportunities such as literacy and  STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) are included in the weekly activities to help your camper learn, grow and explore.
  • Convenient shuttle bus from the Shadowbend Y to Creekside Y is available.
  • Care is available from 7am – 6:30pm for the working parent.
  • Pre and Post Care, 7 – 9am and 4:00 – 6:30pm, is included in the weekly session fee.
  • Registration is available for 1 day, 1 week or all summer  long.

 

 

THREE CAMP LOCATIONS THIS SUMMER:

  • Camp Creekside, for ages 5 – 12 is located at the  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, and a boardwalk system 8 – 20 feet off the ground. Additional activities include canoeing, outdoor education, songs and skits, team building, swimming and special events. Each weekly session features a special event and special in-house field trip. The field trips come to us!  New this summer is GaGa Ball and Library for reading enrichment! The YMCA Outdoor Adventure Center is located in Creekside Park Village, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. For more info call 832.698.1283.

 

  • Camp Piney Woods, for ages 6 – 12, is located at the Branch Crossing YMCA.  If you are looking for a smaller camp environment for your child, then Camp Piney Woods is for you. Activities will include games, sports, weekly field trips, special event activities, sports, science enrichment, arts/crafts, swimming, songs & skits and much more. Care is available 7am – 6:30pm. Space is very limited. For more information call Shenita Sneed, 281-681-6770.
  • Camp War Eagle, for ages 6 -12, located at the Oak Ridge Baptist Church, is very convenient for families living in the Robinson Road and Rayford Road Area, east of I-45. Activities will include games, sports, weekly field trips, special event activities, devotionals, sports, science enrichment, arts/crafts, swimming, songs & skits and much more. Care is available 7am – 6:30pm. Space is very limited. For more information call 281-367-9622.

 

 

Weekly camp sessions run now thru August 22nd.  Registration is still available for Y Summer Day Camp, Teen Camp and Specialty Camps. A Shot record is required at the time of registration. Offered in 1 week sessions, camp hours are 9:00am – 4:00pm with early supervision available 7:00-9:00am and late supervision available 4:00-6:30pm. Online registration is available at www.ymcahouston.org. Space is limited. You can register for 1 day, 1 week or all summer long with scheduled payments.

 

The South Montgomery County YMCAs are located at 6145 Shadowbend Place, 8100 Ashlane Way, and 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, all in The Woodlands. For more information please call 281-367-9622.