Greenwich YMCA to Offer Revamped Summer Camp

Summer Camp is clear for take-off in CT, and the Greenwich YMCA can’t wait to welcome your child to their summer camp.

Not only does the summer camp experience help kids build self-confidence and independence, kids also make new friends and explore and engage in new activities.

While there will be new protocols and restrictions for social distancing to keep our campers and staff healthy and safe, we are committed, now more than ever, to creating a memorable camp experience for all children.

This summer there will be camp sessions from June 29 to August 21.

Over the last 8 weeks, the YMCA’s management team has been learning from and working with several local, state, and national agencies including YMCA of the USA, the ACA (American Camp Association), State of CT OEC (Office of Early Childhood), to ensure that camp will adhere to the most up to date guidelines on maintaining the health and safety of both campers and staff.

This Summer, children deserve a fun experience rich with physical activity and social engagement.

The Y is ready to have a blast!

Not only does the Summer Camp experience help kids build self-confidence and independence, kids also make new friends and explore and engage in new activities.

While there will be new protocols and restrictions for social distancing to keep campers and staff healthy and safe, the Y is committed, now more than ever, to creating a memorable camp experience for all children.

“We’ve infused innovation and creativity to remodel our programming and find new ways to keep kids moving and having fun, while maintaining appropriate social distancing and group size guidelines,” said Christine Lavin, Senior Director of Initiatives – Wellness, Programming and Membership.

With weekly themes like “Mad Science,” “Water Works,” “Decades of Fun” and more, the Y is sure to be a fun and active host for your children for Summer.

Each camper will also receive a “Camp Kit” including personal supplies to use throughout their camp experience and to take home as well.

But above all, “Safety is a top priority,” said Camp Director, Diana Gonzalez.
With new guidelines on group maximums, cleaning and disinfecting procedures (such as hand sanitizing, disinfecting of toys and supplies, additional cleaning of camp rooms and bathrooms, etc.) as well as daily health screenings, parents can be assured their children will be cared for in a fun and flexible, but also safe environment.

“With an added week, and advanced, timely protocols, our camps continue to be flexible and will adapt as the Summer progresses and guidelines may change,” added Gonzalez.

The YMCA’s camp will run from June 29 – August 21, 2020.

To read about all of the new guidelines and safety features, or to learn more about the YMCA of Greenwich Summer Camp, please visit http://www.greenwichymca.org/programs-services/summer-camp-2020/ or contact Camp Director, Diana Gonzalez at [email protected]

The YMCA of Greenwich has a proud history of serving the Greenwich community since 1916. As their mission states, the YMCA of Greenwich strives, “To bring together and strengthen the community through programs and services that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all men, women and children.”

Since its opening, the YMCA has been a pillar in community programming, no matter the far-reaching circumstances.