YMCA revamps its summer camps

MONTGOMERY, AL - The Montgomery YMCA has revamped its summer youth program, introducing a new progressive camp program offering different character building and skill building activities at 10 different locations. The organization says it's all about being convenient to where families work and play.

One size no longer fits all when it comes to summers. Many parents want to make sure that their children have some academic challenges during the summer in addition to the usual pool time.

The YMCA Summer Goodtimes program has added academic enrichment classes with certified teachers to each day's schedule. Each day is full in YMCA Goodtimes with Swim Lessons and Skill Sessions. "We want children to find a sport or activity that they can enjoy for a lifetime---like our new Tennis sessions.  It is important that we encourage children in healthy, well-balanced lives early."

More  full day adventures await children at YMCA Camp Grandview and YMCA Camp Belser.  Camp Grandview boasts 60 acres of woods, lakes, horses and a true outdoor experience second to none.  When it is time to unplug and engage in stretching the imagination--YMCA Day Camps fit the bill.

YMCA Sports Central is home to aspiring athletes in this summer. Each week there will be a different sports camp with excellent coaches and college players leading the way. Each week offers a different clinic: Basketball, Football, Cheerleading, Kickball...just to name a few.  Where else but the YMCA does a youngster have access to a youth size fitness center, 2 gyms and pool--all dedicated to improving performance and character at the same time.

For a world class experience close to home, YMCA Camp Chandler provides a tremendous resident camp--a Nature adventure on 1000 acres and a breathtaking lake-front.   Campers experience thrills and skills in the tree-tops on the ropes course or learning to wake board on the lake.  Each week is filled with confidence as campers take time to relflect on God in this magnificent setting.  Living in a cabin with other adventurers and awesome YMCA counselors for a week makes a lifelong friends and memories.  This year, we even have the "Blob" arriving at the waterfront in time for the summer.

The Y says it wants to develop the next generation of community leaders and is excited that they get to help build character, make a difference and change lives with such great facilities, staff and volunteers.  The Y is the perfect place for children ages 5-15 this summer.