Summer's here, so let's have some fun! Enjoy some of the best that greater Seattle has to offer for your family - all at wallet-friendly prices. Again this year, the YMCA has picked the best options for your family to enjoy inexpensive family fun. Now get out and explore!
Why should the kids have all the fun? We've asked our Y Camp counselors for their favorite adventures around the Sound and compiled them here. Some are classics - but places you might not have thought about for a while - and others are tucked away in places with names you may not recognize. All are a lot of fun and provide unique experiences for the whole family.
Make sure your whole family stays safe and has fun while you enjoy the water this summer. Enrolling your kids in swimming lessons, learning CPR and educating yourself about water safety are three excellent steps. We've compiled information and resources on swimming and water safety to make the process a little easier.
There’s a reason why the Y is referred to as America’s Favorite Swim Instructor. In a Y class, you are not only taught in a caring way how to swim, but you also learn about yourself, about safety and rescue skills, and about water activities you can enjoy for a lifetime. In this article you'll learn about YMCA Swim Program Options, How to Help Your Child Prepare, How to Know if They're Ready and Water Safety.
With all the hustle and bustle of a new school year, the last thing that parents need is added stress around meal preparation. The task of making school lunches each morning can be daunting and stressful. Here are a few tips and tricks to provide nutritious, stress-free lunches throughout the school year and throw in some extra creativity when you're feeling inspired or have a little spare time.
Summertime for our family is an opportunity for lots of activity and fun. Whether it's trips to the park, bike rides, or just staying at home and running through the sprinklers, keeping my kids active isn't too much of a challenge. Learn how to keep kids moving as they head back to school this fall.
Summer's here, so let's have some fun! Again this year, we've collected some great ideas for having fun with your kids. Some are places to explore, others are things to create or play with, but best of all, most will keep your pocketbook intact!
During the summer, children experience “summer learning loss” when they are not involved with opportunities for skill building. As a result, young people can forget up to two months particularly in the areas of reading and math. The Y is committed to year-round learning through Summer Camp and a number of other Y youth development programs that provide an expanded learning environment and engage kids experientially.