Saturday, April 26, The Community YMCA is holding a free community event to
inspire more kids to keep their minds and
bodies active. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national
initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, features games, physical
activities, arts and crafts, healthy snacks and more to motivate and teach
families how to develop a healthy routine at home.
Kids Day, celebrated at nearly 1,600 Ys across the country, aims to get more kids
moving and learning, so they can keep up the habit all summer long – a critical
out-of-school time for kids’ health. Research shows that without access to
out-of-school physical and learning activities, kids fall behind academically.
Kids also gain weight twice as fast during summer than the school year.
of The Community YMCA’s locations will be hosting Healthy Kids Day activities
from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.: The Family Health and Wellness Center, Red Bank; Camp
Arrowhead, Marlboro; Camp Zehnder, Wall.
Each location will have its own individual activities for families to
Red Bank Family Health & Wellness Center, 166 Maple Avenue, Red Bank:
a.m. – Healthy Family Breakfast in partnership with the Family Dinner Project
and Cheerios – Come enjoy a healthy breakfast as a family at the Y!
a.m. -12 p.m. – Field day family activities
521 County Route 520, Marlboro:
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. - Meridian Pawsitive Action Team Fun, obstacle course
games and activities
house for camp tours
3911 Herbertsville Road, Wall:
9-10 a.m. - Fishing Derby at the pond – bring your own
pole and enjoy some friendly competition!
Make your own lures, fish painting and other “fish” related activities
house for camp tours
Healthy Kids Day is supported locally by Hulafrog and nationally by media
partners Sprout and Lazy Town, who are committed to encouraging kids to lead a
more information, call 732.671.5505 or check TheCommunityYMCA.org.
About The Community YMCA
The Y is a leading nonprofit charity that strengthens
communities through youth development, healthy living and social
responsibility. The Community YMCA serves more than 20,000 residents in
greater Monmouth County through programs such as: preschool, before and after
school care, health and wellness, leadership, arts enrichment, personal and
family counseling and summer day camp. With a mission to serve all, more than
$660,000 in reduced and free membership
fees and programs is provided by the YCares financial assistance program
to individuals and families in need. For more information, visit TheCommunityYMCA.org.
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