Healthy Kids Day on April 30, 2022 is the Y’s national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids and families. It is an opportunity for Ys to kick off the summer, encourage enrollment in summer programming and increase engagement with families across the community.

This year marks 30 Years of Celebrating Healthy Kids at the Y—that’s 30 years of highlighting how the Y helps build healthy, resilient kids through physical activity, nutritious foods, learning opportunities and more.

The day-long event is celebrated by over 1.2 million participants nationwide. YMCAs across the country host free community events aimed to inspire kids to keep their minds and bodies active throughout the summer months. Each location curates a wide array of fun and exciting activities for their communities that are designed to inspire kids to get active while simultaneously teaching families how to develop routines that support mental and physical health at home.

Bethlehem Area: 

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Soccer, Hockey, Basketball stations
  • Bounce House Obstacle Course
  • Pre-School Play Area
  • Face painting from Character Creations by Erin Joyce
  • YMCA tables for Wellness & Camp
  • STEM Activity from YMCA Childcare Staff
  • Fidelis Care, NY State of Health tables

10:00 – 10:30 am: Family Zumba Demo with Nate Wood

10:45 – 11:15 am: Pound® Demo with Denise Duffina

11:30 – 12:00 pm: Kids Fitness Obstacle Course with Erin Bruneau

Greene County:

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

  • Open House for anyone to come and Try the Y!
  • Bounce House Obstacle Course
  • Fun and Games

Southern Saratoga:

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

  • Kid’s Fitness Demo’s (Zumba, Yoga, Kickboxing)
  • Bounce house
  • Petting zoo
  • Pony rides
  • Healthy snacks
  • Yard games
  • Seed planting activity
  • Balloon display photo booth

The first 75 people to register that they are attending will receive a free t-shirt!

Glenville Event

9:00am – 11:00am

  • Lawn games outside
  • Plant a seed while supplies last
  • Family Yoga in the gymnasium 9:30-10am
  • Half Gym Obstacle course/Ninja course
  • Open swim- 9-11am (rubber duckies in the pools for participants)
  • Photo booth

Greenbush Event

12:00pm – 2:00pm

  • Camp Crafts with Day Camp Staff
  • Community Partners / Children and family resources
  • Gaga Ball & Obstacle Course
  • Fire Safety with EGFD
  • Healthy Eating (Fun Summer Snacks for Kids!)
  • 12:30-1 Kids Yoga
  • Teen Fitness Tips and Demo – Summer Edition!
  • Tips & Tricks for Back-to-School Success
  • Water Safety

Guilderland Event

10:00am – 12:00pm

  • Guilderland Fire, Police, EMS
  • Kona Ice
  • Obstacle Course
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Youth Basketball
  • Kids Zumba at 10:00am
  • Kids Yoga & Nutrition

 

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