Wednesday, June 4th 2014
Springfield YMCA Summer Camps Keep Kids Active and Involved
The Springfield YMCA is again offering summer creative, sports and traditional day camps now through August 15. To learn all about Y summer camps, go to www.campwakontah.org. For over 60 years, children have been having fun and making memories at the Y’s Camp Wa-Kon-Tah. Camp Wa-Kon-Tah is a 26-acre camp site located on Lake Springfield featuring a lodge for arts and crafts, hiking trails, archery, canoeing and tons of games and activities. The Y offers 11 weeks of day camp from June 2-August 15 with drop off and pick up at both Camp Wa-Kon-Tah and the Downtown facility. Day camp is for children ages 5-12 with a special Leadership Camp for tweens 13-15! Children may attend all 11 weeks of camp or choose weeks depending on themes, interests and need.
In addition to Camp Wa-Kon-Tah, the Y offers overs over 20 creative camps at both Y facilities, Downtown and Gus and Flora Kerasotes, that run throughout the summer. Creative camps such as Little Einsteins, Grossology, Disney Days, Bakery Bliss, and Petite Picasso are half-day adventures in science, art, drama, baking, adventure and more. The Y has something for every child ages 5-14 and financial assistance is available for all Y camps.
The Y is the area’s leader in youth sports and we offer 15 weeks of sport camps including gymnastics, fencing, swimming, volleyball, baseball, basketball, conditioning, and, of course, soccer.
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.