March 21, 2019
As a camp counselor in college I was able to see, first hand, the magic of summer camp. The extent to which a child can evolve and grow from a few weeks of camp is tremendous. The confidence gained, the friendships made, the character that is nurtured – are all experiences that last a lifetime. The Y offers many great programs, but few are as transformative for a young person as summer camp.
That’s why I am so proud to be part of the Tampa YMCA as we launch a brand new Summer Camp Experience for 2019. Our newly enhanced summer camp program offers children a day camp curriculum full of fun, educational activities. Activity specialists will lead campers through various experiences each day including swimming, science, high ropes, outdoor education, nature encounters, horseback riding, canoeing, visual arts and more!
Fun and unique experiences across 12 different locations give Y campers an opportunity to explore the outdoors, meet new friends, discover new interests and create memories that last a lifetime. In Y Summer Camp, kids experience a sense of belonging in a welcoming environment where they can build relationships, develop character and discover their potential.
What’s really cool this year is the option to add before- and after-care activities which include swimming, horseback riding, sports and high ropes. There are also various specialty camps where campers will be immersed in their selected specialty in addition to enjoying traditional camp fun.
Once again, our community partner Hillsborough County Public Schools has committed to providing free breakfast and lunch as part of the Summer Food Program. The program runs from June 3 – August 2 and is open to all kids in the community ages 18 and under, including Y campers.
Camp registration is open and spots are filling faster than ever this year! I invite you to let us help your kids stay engaged socially, physically and academically throughout the summer…register today at tampaymca.org/letscamp.
President & CEO