YMCA Day Camp offered

ELKINS – With the end of the school year fast approaching, the upcoming summer vacation is on the minds of both parents and kids. Parents are concerned with ensuring their children are safe, supervised and engaged in activities that keep their minds and bodies active when school is out for the summer. Youngsters eagerly anticipate the free time, and simply want to have fun. The Elkins/Randolph County YMCA summer day camp offers a solution to keep everyone happy this summer.

“We’re all set for a fun-filled summer,” said Sarah Knicely, activities coordinator at the Y. “We divide camp into nine, one-week, theme-based weeks like ‘App Week’ and ‘Minute to Win It.’ Parents can chose to attend one or more weeks on either a full-time or part-time basis. We have lots of fun activities planned that will appeal to all interests.”

A typical week at camp includes swimming at Davis & Elkins College, gym games, gymnastics, trips to the city park, arts and crafts, local field trips, visits from guest speakers, art lessons at the Randolph County Community Arts Center and more.

Camp is for children entering kindergarten through sixth grade. The camps run from June 9 to Aug. 8.

More information is available on the YMCA’s website at www.elkinsymca.com. Registration packets can be downloaded from the site or picked up at the YMCA.

The YMCA is dedicated to improving the lives of men, women and children in the region through quality programs, classes and activities.

It recognizes the need to be available to all members of the community regardless of ability to pay. Financial assistance is available for children and people with disabilities based on household income and family size as well as for adults and seniors with demonstrated special needs.

The YMCA is located at 400 Davis Ave. and can be contacted at 304-636-4515 or on the web at www.elkinsymca.com.