Hollidaysburg Y offers summer camp

HOLLIDAYSBURG – The Hollidaysburg Area YMCA is offering Summer Day Camp to give kids and teens an adventurous, active and healthy summer. YMCA camp programs offer youth fun and unique experiences with an opportunity to explore the outdoors, meet new friends, discover new interests and create memories that last a lifetime.

Summer is the ideal time for kids to get up, get out and explore. But, for some kids summer means no access to recreational and educational activities to help them learn, grow and thrive during out-of-school time. As a result, some kids can experience learning loss and gain weight twice as fast than during the school year.

Attending the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA summer camp is an opportunity for kids to keep their minds and bodies active.

“YMCA summer camp supports the social-emotional, cognitive development and physical well-being of kids,” said Sandy McGough, child development director at the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA.

“In our day camp, kids are in a welcoming environment where they can belong, build relationships, develop character and achieve – discovering their potential. We really encourage parents to give their kids the gift of camp so that every child can benefit from the experience.”

The Hollidaysburg Area YMCA offers: Camp Hihowrya at the Children’s Center (completed kindergarten to fifth grade), Camp Chimney Rocks (completed kindergarten to second grade), Camp Dysart (completed third to fifth grade) and Teen Camp (completed sixth to eighth grade).

Camps run from June 9 through Aug. 15 for the YMCA Camps and Aug. 20 for the Children’s Center Camps.

To ensure that all youth have the chance to experience camp, the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA offers financial assistance to those in need. Registration is now open for the summer camp program.

A leading nonprofit committed to nurturing the potential of youth, the Y has been a leader in providing summer camp for nearly 130 years.

The Hollidaysburg Area YMCA continues to give youth an enriching, safe experience with caring staff and volunteers who model positive values that help build their kids’ character.

For more information, visit www.Hollidaysburgareaymca.org or call the YMCA at 695-4467.