March Break at the Scarborough YMCA

There is nothing greater than a week off school to rest the minds of your little ones and change the routine to a more active one.

YMCA camps and programs are focusing on promote character-building values that help children grow into responsible, caring individuals, while parents with children 5 to 12 years of age will find Scarborough YMCA’s March Break program filled with exciting activities, including creative arts and crafts, sports and games, recreational swimming, an fun-themed days.

The program  takes place at Scarborough YMCA at 230 Town Centre Ct. and begins March 14 and ends March 18. The full-day program caters to parents and children between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Spaces are limited and parents and/or guardians are encouraged to register their children at the membership sales desk as soon as possible.

• Monday, March 14 is the “Play All Day” Extreme Sports and Games day when the children will be active in relay races, swimming, games, obstacle courses, sports, arts and crafts and much more.

• Tuesday, March 15 is a field trip day to the Ontario Science Centre. Children are expected to bring $5 for the trip.

• Wednesday, March 16 is considered “Superhero Day” when children are encouraged to wear their best superhero costumes while having fun in the sports zone, bouncy castle, arts and craft, swimming and superhero themed activities.

• Thursday, March 17 is bowling day. Parents are responsible for providing bus tickets, which will not be included.

• Friday, March 18 is multicultural fun day. Children will be encouraged in celebrating the different cultures we embrace in our city. Activities will include: being able to dress in traditional clothing, exposed to different genres in music, cooking, arts and craft and they will also have swimming as their daily exercise.

On a daily basis, the YMCA encourages children to bring a healthy lunch and at least two snacks, a water bottle, swim suit and towel, running shoes and appropriate clothing fit for the weather. Peanut butter products are prohibited in the program due to allergies. Parents are responsible for labeling their children’s belongings and encourage children not to bring valuables as the YMCA is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Scarborough YMCA also encourages families to take part in staying fun and active during the March break. Working fitness into family time can be a challenge to many and the YMCA welcomes families to take advantage of March break by staying close and staying active. The YMCA suggest parents start a weekly activity challenge and assign points for activities. Family members track their points and the winner chooses the next activity outing.

For more information,contact Derry Gittens at 416-296-9907 ext. 452 or [email protected].

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By: Christina Cheng
Posted: Mar 10 2011 4:13 pm
Filed under: Arts & Life