A Safe Way to Send Your Kids to Summer Camp

Our partners at YWCA Minneapolis are offering summer camp options at four of their locations. Read on to learn more about their programs and specific measures they are taking to provide your child with both a safe and fun summer.

A Safe Way to Send Your Kids to Summer Camp | Twin Cities Mom Collective

Let’s face it, we’ve been doing a lot from home these days—working, schooling, virtual play dates and more. We all could use a little break.

Starting June 8, YWCA Minneapolis is offering safe and responsible summer camp options at four of our locations. Our summer camps are designed for many ages, skill sets and interests, and offer a safe, respectful, fun and diverse learning experience for your kids.

We are taking every measure to keep us all safe, including daily temperature checks, symptom screening, reduced classroom sizes and modified activities. We also are taking every measure to ensure kids have a fun summer with programs designed to provide the right mix of fun and safety, including:

• Games

• STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) theme-based activities

• Service and cultural activities

• Arts and crafts

• Structured learning and reading time, enrichment activities and schoolwork support as needed

• Outdoor games and activities on our playgrounds

• Breakfast and lunch included

• Small groups limited in size to provide safety

Learning Through Activity

A Safe Way to Send Your Kids to Summer Camp | Twin Cities Mom Collective

A day at YWCA Minneapolis summer camp includes a wide range of engaging activities. We really love to get our campers outdoors, including spending time gardening out on our playgrounds. Gardening is just one activity example that provides a multi-faceted approach to learning—using their hands to develop fine motor skills while planting, outdoor learning, learning how food starts from seeds, then sprouts, and becomes something we eat. Through gardening, campers learn about nutrition and how it supports a healthy body, and in turn, they learn how to appreciate and love their bodies.

Summer Camp Dates & Times

A Safe Way to Send Your Kids to Summer Camp | Twin Cities Mom Collective

YWCA Downtown | June 8 – Aug. 28 | 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

YWCA Midtown | June 8 – Sept. 2 | 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

YWCA Children’s Center at Abbott Northwestern Hospital | June 8 – Sept. 2 | 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

YWCA Children’s Center at Ecolab | June 8 – Sept. 2 | 6:30 am – 6:00 pm

We look forward to getting your kids out of the house and providing them with a safe, nurturing environment where they can socialize, make new friends, spend time outdoors and learn through play.

Join us for an exciting summer!

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