PORTAGE | On Saturday, the Portage Township YMCA is celebrating YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day with a free community event that encourages kids in the Portage community to get moving and learning, and teaches families how to live healthier. Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, takes place at 1,900 Ys and kick-starts healthier behaviors now and throughout the summer, a critical out-of-school time for children's health.
“At the Portage Y, we know parents struggle to keep their kids physically and intellectually active every day. We want to help ensure fewer kids are at risk of childhood obesity and more kids excel in school,” said Dr. Frataccia, superintendent of Portage Township Schools. “YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day will get kids moving and learning while also helping families get a jump on creating a healthier summer, and ultimately a healthier future.”
The Healthy Kids Day Event supported by St. Mary Medical Center will take place at the Y from 10 a.m. to noon and features fun, active play and educational activities, such as fitness, games, crafts, sports, wellness opportunities, DJ, giveaways, kid’s ID’s, and healthy snacks. Summer Day camp registration will begin on this day. Summer Day Camp runs from June 10 through Aug. 16 at the Portage High School West from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Before and after camp is available as early as 6:30 a.m. and as late as 6 p.m.
Call (219) 762-9622 or visit www.ymcaofportage.org.