Instead of spending the summer at home and indoors, the YMCA of Beaufort County Summer Camp is encouraging parents to give their kids a chance to explore nature at the Y’s day camps. YMCA campers gain new experiences, develop essential social skills and create lifelong friendships, while enjoying camp adventures along the way.
“The Y has been nationally recognized for the quality summer camp programs that Y’s have offered all over the country throughout the years and this year the Y celebrates the 126th year in camping,” says, Kaylin Caron, childcare director for the YMCA of Beaufort County. “When at day camp, kids are given new responsibilities and they learn independence. As a result, they become more confident, open to trying new things and grow as individuals and as part of a group. Our camp program has offered new specialty and sports camps and as a result I have had several adults from 20 years old to 89 years old ask if they can come to camp!”
As a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y works to help children and teens discover their full potential by providing opportunities to learn, grow and thrive amidst caring, supportive adults.
YMCA of Beaufort County provides exciting and educational camp programming for children and teens, and their parents, including: Fishing and kayaking, equestrian, journalism, rock wall climbing, golf, dance, basketball, indoor soccer and more. New this year is our CIT Camp for teens 13-15 years old where they become counselors in training.
To ensure that every child and teen has the chance to go to camp, the Y offers financial assistance to those in need.
For more information about the 2011 YMCA Summer Camp, visit www.ymcabeaufortcounty.com or contact 843-522-YMCA.