The YMCA of Greater Brandywine is hosting its annual Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 30 from 10 AM-1 PM at seven branches. Events feature activities, crafts, games, and vendors to encourage families to take a moment to help kids be kids and set them up for a summer of fun and success.
The event will also act as an open house for community members interested in learning more about the programs and amenities of the YMCA and its various summer camps.
“At the Y, we believe in the potential of all children, and each day we work to help kids find that potential within themselves,” said Denise Day, President and CEO. “Healthy Kids Day is a fun, free, community-wide event to kick off summer and remind us all how important it is for kids to stay active, physically and mentally, throughout the summer.”
Special promotions for individuals and families interested in membership and a summer camp will be available on Healthy Kids Day. Individuals who may be interested in joining the YMCA or registering for camp programs should contact their local branch to learn more about these special offers.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2022, Healthy Kids Day is the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families. The Y hopes to use the day to get more kids moving and learning, creating healthy habits they can continue while they are away from the classroom.
Research shows that without access to out-of-school learning activities, kids fall behind academically. Kids also gain weight twice as fast during summer than during the school year. With all that is going on in the world right now, Healthy Kids Day is a reminder to families that the Y can help ensure all children have access to what they need to reach their full potential.
Learn more about the YMCA of Greater Brandywine.