Parents can feel at ease knowing their children are safe, supervised and engaged in activities that keep their minds and bodies active when school is out for the holidays. Children eagerly anticipate the free time and simply want to have fun!
The South Montgomery County Creekside YMCA offers more than one solution to keep everyone happy this coming season.
With licensed holiday camps at the YMCA, parents don't need to leave their children in front of television sets during holiday break. Children have the opportunity to play and participate in character building activities, arts and crafts, sports, games and so much more under the watchful eyes of caring role models.
Holiday Adventure Camp at the Creekside YMCA Outdoor Adventure Center gives kids the opportunity to experience all the fun and excitement of summer camp during their holiday break.
For students, K-6th grade, kids will enjoy outdoor education, hiking, songs and skits, arts/crafts, adventure tower, giant swing, games, sports and much more. Care is provided 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Holiday camp is available Dec. 23, 26, 27, 30 and; Jan. 2, 3 and 6.
The Y is addressing critical gaps in health and education that cause kids to be at risk for childhood obesity. YMCA camp programs provide a wealth of opportunity for kids to get active through play.
Experts recommend that kids engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity, including active play, each day. Studies show that kids who consistently engage in play are happier and healthier and develop and enhance a variety of skills including motor skills, social skills, problem solving, and creativity. Kids who get 60 minutes of physical play also tend to have higher self-esteem and perform better academically.
YMCA holiday camp reinforces the Y's core values of respect, responsibility, honesty, caring and faith. Spaces are still available. Visit www.ymcahouston.org/south-montgomery-county or 832-698-1283.
About the YMCA
First organized in 1886, the YMCA of Greater Houston is one of the city's leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA, a United Way of Greater Houston agency, seeks to serve all - regardless of age, income, faith or background and we welcome everyone. In the greater Houston area, 36 YMCA facilities, one residence camp and hundreds of program sites nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the city's health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in the Houston community, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. To learn more, call 713-659-5566 or visit us on the web at www.ymcahouston.org.