Y - M - C - A !


The kids are out, and summer is about to be in full swing. If you need something for your kids to do this summer, the YMCA has you covered. From summer camps, sports clinics, and job skill camps, kids can certainly enjoy a myriad of opportunities this summer. Special camps are available to YMCA members and summer camp registrants for $30 per camp.  Don’t forget to register at the Welcome Center or online before they fill up! Through Y Summer Programs, the social-emotional, cognitive, and physical development of all youth are nurtured and celebrated. Children, as well as teens, will build positive character values, develop new skills, and make new friends all while participating in a fun and healthy atmosphere.

Summer Camps
The YMCA has a great mixture of camps this summer. For your dancer, they can learn fun dance choreography to the latest hit songs at hip-hop camp; art camp can get your child’s creative juices flowing this summer, and they get to bring home beautiful artwork daily– made with the help of a local art teacher. New this year, the YMCA is offering a job skills camp for Child & Babysitting Safety Certification. Your child can learn the American Safety & Health Institute certified and approved course in Child & Babysitting safety, learn first aid, CPR, basic caregiving skills,  and responding properly to ill or injured infants. Your child also has the opportunity to learn the basics of self- defense, including board breaking, from our Master Black Belt at our Tae Kwon Do Camp. New students will earn their beginning belt and current students can earn their next level.

Hip Hop Camp
Ages: 7+
When: June 5-8
Time: 1:30p to 3:30p

Art Camp
Ages: 7+
When: June 18-21
Time: 1:30p to 3:30p

Child & Babysitting Safety Certification- NEW this year
Ages: 10+
When: June 11-12
Time: 1:30p to 3:30p

Tae Kwon Do Camp
Ages: 7+
When: July 9-12
Time: 1:30p to 3:30p

Have a budding athlete that wants to stay in shape this summer?  The YMCA offers chances to improve speed, agility, flexibility, and sport specific skills with their certified trainers. The clinics are open for all skill levels and will be split based on age.

Summer Sports Clinics

Football Skills Clinic
The basic skills of throwing, catching, defending, and hand placement are built by repetition. New players and those preparing for the next step are invited to participate.

Ages: 7-12 years
When: June 11, 12, & 14; June 25, 26, & 28
Time: 6:00p-7:00p

Soccer Skills Clinic
The skills of dribbling, passing, shooting, and defending are vital to the most popular sport in the world.

Ages: 7-12 years
When: July 16, 17, & 19
Time: 6:00p-7:00p

Speed & Agility Clinic
The ability to accelerate and decelerate is critical in most sports in America. The understanding of these skills are key to the development of an athlete.

Ages: 7-17 years
When: June 4, 5, & 7; July 9, 10, 12; July 30, 31, & August 2
Time:5:30p-6:30p (7-11 years); 7:00p-8:00p (12-17 years)

There are membership options and opportunities for all ages at the YMCA, so make sure you check out your local Y for more information on joining– and don’t forget that membership is reciprocated not only throughout the mid-south but also nationwide. “The YMCA is for everyone,” Lizzie Mclean, Executive Director for the Millington YMCA.