3 Reasons to enroll your child in the Summer Kids Club | YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka
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3 Reasons to Enroll your Child in the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka Summer Kids Club

Summer Kids Club

Did you know Canadian kids spend just under 8 hours a day in front of a screen?  That’s almost the same time parents spend at work! With a little over one month of school remaining, now is the time to start thinking about how your children will spend their summer.

Helping our kids lead healthy, active lifestyles can sometimes be challenging for families – especially during the summer months when kids may not benefit from programs they participate in during the school year.

The YMCA’s mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of Canadians, in body, mind, and spirit. Our research has shown that there are many positive effects for children participating in organized, summer activities such as making new friends and giving kids a sense of belonging and confidence – which boosts their energy levels and leads to more activity.

At the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka, children are encouraged to take part in activities and camps that not only allow them to build skills in the arts, sports, leadership and recreation but to also learn soft skills such as listening, cooperation and team building. This year, the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is is offering a Summer Kids Club, designed for children ages 4-6, who have completed junior kindergarten.
Here are 3 reasons why you should consider enrolling your child in the Y’s Summer Kids Club:

Keep your kids active

A recent Statistics Canada study found that only seven percent of youth aged 6 to 19 got the recommended hour a day of exercise they need. YMCA Canada released a study in May 2015, reporting that 85 percent of parents say it takes effort to be a healthy role model for their kids. The survey also revealed that parents are more likely to cite outside influences as excellent role models for their child. Summer Kids Club is a great way for kids to stay active all summer and ensure they are surrounded with great role models and supportive friends.

Make new friends and learn teamwork

Does your child struggle with being a team player or making new friends? Through outdoor activities, games, exploration and more, Summer Kids Club provides children with the opportunity to make meaningful friendships and learn how to get along with others in a safe and nurturing environment.

Enriched learning

Summer Kids Club offers a rich learning environment that will spark your child’s curiosity. Through our nationally recognized YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum, the Y addresses the holistic development of young children by supporting brain development, early literacy, healthy habits and strong parenting skills. Just as importantly, it lays a foundation for future and ongoing achievement and success.

Enroll for Summer Kids Club today

The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka Summer Kids Club keeps children learning and active with both indoor and outdoor activities, games, exploration and more! It offers licensed child care programs for children ages 4-6 who have completed junior kindergarten.  To register your child in the Summer Kids Club program, please visit www.SummerKidsClub.ca or call your local YMCA.



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