Our 2019 Manatee YMCA Healthy Kids Day was a huge success! The kiddos enjoyed field day games, contests, health screenings, family fitness classes, swim test evaluations, pool and safety tips, healthy eating demos, arts and crafts, and more.
The goal of this annual event is to help families become active and develop healthier, smarter routines. But why stop there? Instill a healthy summer full of fun in your kids’ lives by signing them up for our summer camp!
We know that the quality of your child’s camp experience hinges on the excellence of our staff members. For that reason, we focus on selecting, retaining, and training the BEST staff! Our camp leaders are welcoming, hopeful, nurturing, genuine, and determined, and are excited to spend each day teaching your child and creating a summer experience they will never forget.
At the Y, we believe all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Our summer camp provides children with supervised activities that cultivate values, develop skills, and nurture relationships.
This year, we are implementing our traditional summer camp but with a slight twist…our 2019 Summer Unplugged Camp will be filled with sports, arts & crafts, weekly field trips, and NO electronics!
Click here for more information about our 2019 Summer Unplugged Camp.
There are many programs for children with disabilities, but when it comes to adults… not so much. SOAR (Special Organized Adult Recreation) to new heights with Manatee YMCA’s program for adults with special needs at the Parrish Branch!
The program costs $160 per month and is available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12-4pm. From 12-2pm SOAR participants will workout and make a craft. From 2-4pm they will participate in activities such as karaoke, movies, games, and more! Along with the fun, SOAR participants will learn skills that contribute to successful employment, explore social and volunteer opportunities, and experience a sense of community.
Our SOAR program is 100% donation based. This Friday, May 17th, we are hosting Cyclefest, a fundraiser for SOAR! By supporting the YMCA with your time, energy, and pledges, you help ensure a brighter future for the Parrish SOAR program. Every gift to the Cycle for SOAR event helps special needs adults achieve their potential, empowers them to lead healthier lives, and strengthens our community. This event is open to ages 10 and up. A donation of $25 reserves a 30-minute time slot and event t-shirt!
Click here to reserve your time slot today!
We are always accepting donations and volunteers for SOAR! Interested? Contact Amy Skillman via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!