The Woodson YMCA wants to awaken summer imagination at annual Healthy Kids Day
On Saturday, April 21, the Aspirus Branch of the Woodson YMCA will hold a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active at the annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families. Your family will have plenty of fun activity together with activities such as: open swim and log rolling, Cardio Kids and Urban Line Dance classes, our Healthy Kids Day Challenge punch card and various health and wellness booths to motivate and teach families how to develop and maintain healthy routines at home throughout the summer months.
“The Y’s three focus areas are Healthy Living, Youth Development and Social Responsibility. We feel that that Healthy Kids Day is a very important FREE event for our community that positively impacts each of our focus areas,” said senior director of program operations Jessica Mowrer. “Our organization pulls together to ensure every youth and family in our community has the resources needed to ensure a healthy, happy, and fun summer.”
The Woodson YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day takes place at the Aspirus Branch, 3402 Howland Ave. in Weston from 12-3 p.m. and features fun, active play and educational activities.
As spring turns to summer, Healthy Kids Day is a powerful reminder not to let children idle away their summer days. Instead, the Y wants families to focus on helping children imagine what they can accomplish over the summer. The event is celebrated at over 1,500 Ys across the country by over 1.2 million participants.
The first 200 kids will receive colorful lunch sacks to take home. Prizes for completing the Healthy Kids Day Challenge include a 30-day YMCA Family Membership, two weeks of YMCA summer camp or a Fitbit.
Healthy Kids Day is an opportunity to ignite children’s imaginations so that they can imagine what they’ll accomplish this summer. 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 the school year.