Free and open to the public – Saturday, April 29, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wilmington, Delaware – The YMCA of Delaware is hosting the Y’s annual Healthy Kids Day® on Saturday, April 29th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at multiple locations across the state. This free event features a variety of family-friendly activities to encourage healthy kids, healthy families, and a healthy start to the summer season.
“It is so important for kids to stay active over the summer, both physically and mentally,” said Jarrett Royster, YMCA of Delaware CEO. “At the Y, we believe in providing safe spaces and resources to ensure all children have access to what they need to reach their full potential, no matter the time of year. This community-wide event offers families the opportunity for a little family fun while learning about the importance of moving and learning all summer long.”
Healthy Kids Day is the Y’s national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids and families. The goal of the day is to get more kids moving and learning, creating healthy habits they can continue while they’re away from the classroom. When kids are out of school, they can face hurdles that prevent them from reaching their full potential. Research shows that without access to out-of-school learning activities, kids fall behind academically. Kids also gain weight twice as fast during summer than during the school year. Through programs like summer camp, teen leadership programs, sports, swimming, and more, the YMCA can help ensure all children stay active and reach their full potential, even during out-of-school time.
At the Y, no family is ever turned away because of an inability to pay. The YMCA of Delaware awards financial aid to community members based on the family’s annual income. Visit www.ymcade.org/membership/financial-assistance to learn more about our Open Doors financial assistance program.
For more information on specific activities by branch, visit https://www.ymcade.org/hkd/
Healthy Kids Day will be held at the following YMCA of Delaware branches:
- Western Family YMCA – 2600 Capitol Trail, Newark, DE 19711
- Brandywine YMCA – 3 Mount Lebanon Rd. Wilmington, DE 19803
- Walnut St. YMCA – 1000 North Walnut Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
- Bear-Glasgow Family YMCA – 351 George Williams Way, Newark, DE 19702
- Middletown Family YMCA – 404 N. Cass Street, Middletown, DE 19709
- Dover YMCA – 1137 South State Street, Dover DE 19901
- Sussex Family YMCA – 20080 Church Street, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
About the YMCA of Delaware
The YMCA of Delaware is Delaware’s largest nonprofit organization committed to empowering youth, fostering healthy living, and promoting strong communities. With seven branches statewide, a youth resource center, and an overnight camp and conference center in Worton, Maryland, the Y has developed longstanding relationships and a physical presence in Delaware so it can deliver lasting personal and social change. We are committed to serving everyone – regardless of age, income or background –nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving Delaware’s health and wellbeing, and creating a healthy, inclusive community where all people reach their full potential. www.ymcade.org.