Health & Wellness

Now is Time to Consider YMCA Summer Camp

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READINGTON, NJ - Children eagerly anticipate the freedom of summer. However, often a week - sometimes even days - after school ends, parents hear the dreaded two-word phrase: “I’m bored.”

The Hunterdon County YMCA wants childrento  have their best summer ever thanks to a variety of programs and activities that stimulate both mind and body.

“It’s important for children to have an outlet to play and learn throughout the summer,” says Kristin Heimall, Senior Program Director. “Through a variety of summer camp options, the Y supports all children in the community and helps them discover their potential.”

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A traditional camp experience is found at Camp Carr in Clinton Township and South Camp at South Hunterdon High School in Lambertville, while Sports Camp is held at the Deer Path Branch here. There are also more than 20 specialty camp options, including travel camp, horseback riding, Mad Science, Bricks 4 Kidz (Lego), basketball, ballet, tennis, flag football, extreme sports, baseball, cheerleading, soccer, lacrosse and more.

With that many options, parents can find the ideal camp for each child.

The Community Impact and Service Program, which was launched last summer through a partnership with America’s Grow a Row, will be available again. Campers ages 11 – 14, who are selected through an application process, will be guided through hands on experience that will broaden their knowledge of community impact and service. They will spend half the day at America’s Grow a Row and the remainder of the day at Camp Carr.

Whichever camp you choose, the Y provides children with adventure, healthy fun, personal growth and friendships that can take a so-so summer and turn it into a memory that lasts a lifetime. Y camps provide a welcoming environment for kids where they can belong, build relationships, develop character and discover their potential.

“Our goal is to ensure that kids in our camp programs go home with so much excitement about all they’ve accomplished and enjoyed, they can’t wait to come back the next day," Heimall says. "Our talented staff are dedicated to making that happen every day.”

Parents can save money by registering early to take advantage of special spring pricing. All camp fees will increase on May 1.

To learn more about HCYMCA day camp, call 908-782-1030 or visit www.hcymca.org. Registration can be completed at either the Deer Path Branch, 144 W. Woodschurch Rd. here or the Round Valley Branch, 1410 Rt. 22 West in Annandale.

A Counselor in Training Program is also available for children ages 13 – 14 at all three camps. Information is available at www.hcymca.org.

To ensure that all youth have the chance to experience camp, the Hunterdon County YMCA offers financial assistance. Through summer camp and other youth development programs, nationwide the Y helps more than 9 million youth “hop the gap” and achieve more by providing a safe place to learn, stay healthy and build friendships. Information on financial assistance is available at www.hcymca.org.

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