Summer day camps scheduled at YMCA

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Pickens Y camp coordinator Christy Kay, left, enjoys being a part of the kids’ fun at luau day.

EASLEY — The YMCA is now taking registration for summer day camp.

The program is open to children ages 4-13, and begins on June 6 and runs for 10 weeks. Camp is offered in Easley, Pickens and Powdersville.

“Camp is awesome,” Pickens Y camp coordinator Christy Kay said. “I love the Y because it allows kids of all backgrounds to make new friends and feel like they belong somewhere.”

The day is always packed full of activities that keep the children active and engaged, as well as focusing on Christian principles through devotions. One activity is done through what the Y calls Campers Choice. Campers build confidence and feel empowered when they are given the opportunity to choose an activity they want to participate in each day. Since summer weather is usually hot, one day a week campers get to participate in a water fun day, where there are water games and activities to keep them cool. These are only a couple of examples of what happens at camp.


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Camper Rhett Nicholsen enjoyed getting to paint his hands during a camp activity at YMCA summer camp last year.

“Summer Camp is by far the most amazing experience I’ve ever been a part of,” Easley Y camp coordinator Cass Ramey said. “Not only is there enough adventure for a lifetime packed into 10 short weeks, but each moment spent seeing such a diverse group of kids learn from, laugh and create life-long friendships with each other truly makes this a one of a kind experience. It is for these reasons that I am blessed to be a part of The. Best. Summer. Ever!”

At the YMCA, officials believe that every child deserves the opportunity to experience new activities and meet new people in a program that focuses on achievement, relationships and belonging. Today’s children are tomorrow’s leaders, and we have the responsibility to develop them. Register online today at for summer camp and receive early-bird pricing. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Visit the website for details on how to apply. For more information, call the Y at 888-835-5221.