I’ve never been to summer camp, but everyone I know who has gone has absolutely loved the experience. Parents who send their kiddos to the Y for day camp say it’s the best money they’ve spent on their kids. And now the Y has announced that summer camp will return to the SouthCoast in 2021.

According to a recent press release, YMCA Southcoast is making all the necessary preparations to launch the 2021 Summer Camp season on Monday, June 28. The Y is ready to get back to having fun and developing skills while offering opportunities that allow children to grow to their fullest potential.

“The Y Camp Team is trained and ready to enjoy nine weeks of Summer Fun! Our summer day camps provide your child(ren) with multiple opportunities to learn new skills, develop confidence and character, by demonstrating our core values of honesty, respect, caring, and responsibility to our campers. Get ready to make new friends and reconnect with old friends, create amazing art projects, play games, and enjoy all our other enrichment activities.”

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The Y has always prioritized the health and safety of the campers and staff members. The pandemic has only amplified that goal. Please click HERE to view the Frequently Asked Questions section regarding COVID-19.

“We have made changes to how we manage summer camp to ensure that we are in compliance with all state and local health department regulations.”

There is a discount worth mentioning for all those who are interested in signing their children up this year. If you register for four weeks of camp at full price on or before Saturday, May 1, you will receive 20 percent off each additional week per child registered. Please click HERE for the registration form.

YMCA Southcoast does offer financial aid to families who could use the added support. Please click HERE for more information.

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