Summer Spark half-day camps at the Y provide kids 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. These new camps provide a welcoming environment for kids where they can belong, build relationships, develop character and discover their potential. These half-day camps are hands-on and highly interactive for campers ages 6 –12 who have completed Kindergarten. Choose an activity for the morning or afternoon or pick two and stay for the day. Breakfast and lunch is available to all campers through the Meet Up and Eat Up program.
Since summer is synonymous with swim season, the Y encourages families to explore the benefits of swimming while also keeping safety top of mind. Through the Y’s Safety Around Water program, parents and caregivers will be encouraged to help their children learn fundamental water safety and swimming skills. The program runs four consecutive Wednesdays in a row and begins August 9. Traditional swim lessons are offered all summer long
While these programs keep local children busy and engaged throughout the summer, kids can’t focus when they’re hungry. Facilitated by the Port Huron Area School District in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Education, the YMCA will be a host site for the Meet Up and Eat Up program. This summer food program was created to ensure that children in lower-income areas continue to receive nutritious meals during long school vacations, when they do not have access to the school breakfast or lunch programs. Meet up and Eat up will run Monday – Friday, June 19 - September 1 from 8-8:30 AM and 12-12:30 PM. It is free for youth 18 and under.