YMCA Camp Greenwood Ensures Kids Get More out of Summer

 

Trading stories and sharing a favorite book or song with a new friend. Being greeted with smiles and high-fives from staff and team-mates after scoring the winning point. Always fitting in, just for being you. This is what Camp Greenwood is all about—ensuring kids get more out of their summer break: more friendships, more accomplishments and more belonging. For parents and caregivers who enjoy seeing their child’s face glow when retelling a camp story, and want to see their child accomplish new life skills, the Y encourages you to enroll them in the Y’s Camp Greenwood summer day camp.

 

Camp Greenwood offers a mix of fun and learning activities aimed at improving kids’ well-being, such as specialty camps like fishing, outdoor adventure and horseback riding. Our program centers on three areas proven to impact kids’ development: friendship, accomplishment and belonging.

 

“With school out during the summer, many kids don’t get enough physical activity or learning—a critical gap the Y is addressing,” says Sondi Creglow, Senior Youth Development Director.  “In our camp, kids are in a safe environment with nurturing adults where they feel welcome, develop character and explore new talents and interests and reach their potential. We want to ensure that kids in our camp program go home with so much excitement for all they’ve accomplished and enjoyed that they can’t wait to come back the next day.”

 

Camp activities focus on impacting the social-emotional, cognitive and physical development of all kids. Day Campers will be divided into groups by age with activities appropriate to the interests and need of each group. Campers will nurture their spirits, challenge their minds and strengthen their bodies.

 

Thirty Minutes to Succeed! Camp Readers Makes Literacy Simple & Fun!

This summer, Camp Greenwood is participating in an exciting program called Camp Readers. By including 30 minutes of reading time during camp, the Readers Program shows kids that reading is fun while building general reading skills and increasing their reading confidence. The Greenwood County Library Bookmobile will make a stop each Monday at Camp. We appreciate your support in encouraging our campers as we teach them the importance of reading and life-long learning.

 

You can find out more and even register for camp online by CLICKING HERE

 

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