Summer Camps at the Y
Registration is ongoing for all of the Family Y's camps and special programs taking place this summer. Most are held on a weekly basis, so you can sign up for the weekly session that best fits your family schedule. And, of course, the Family Y also offers a full schedule of Summer Session classes and programs. To review our Summer Brochure, please click here
Please click on the subhed links below to get started making your summer plans with the Y.
Since 1938, the Mahackeno Outdoor Center has been the setting for our Family Y's summer day camp. For the 2013 season, Camp Mahackeno is collaborating with another Westport institution, Earthplace, the Nature Discovery Center, so we can continue to serve our campers and families during the construction of our new Y facility at Mahackeno.
This wonderful opportunity is allowing us to have yet another great summer in a beautiful outdoor setting here in Westport. Earthplace and the Family Y are working together to plan a summer with fun activities and themes, great staff and many opportunities for campers to make new friends and memories.
The program is for campers who are entering 1st grade through 8th grade. Earthplace will continue to welcome preschoolers age 3 to Kindergarten to camp. You can also find more information about this summer's camp by visiting www.earthplace.org
Hafaday Summer Swim Lesson Program
Sessions fill quickly for this amazing summer program, which gives children the vital chance to build swim skills, regardless of previous experience, and have a lot of summer fun. Designed for children ages 4 to 8 and held each weekday from 8:45 am to 12:30 pm, Hafaday is primarily a swim program, with both a lesson and a free swim period each day. It's the best way to learn to swim. Arts and crafts, music and gym time, including yoga, karate, and games round out each morning of fun.
We have 9 weekly sessions, beginning Monday, June 17 and continuing on through the week of August 12. Students in swim lessons are grouped by age and ability. The cost for Y Members is $270 per week; $295 for non-members.
Stewie's Splash! Hour
The Family Y has partnered with Stew Leonard III Children's Charities to promote water safety throughout the community. During each week of Hafaday, Wednesday's from 12:30 to 1:15 pm, there will be a special opportunity to meet Stewie the Duck and participate in water safety activities outside of the water. Plus, each child will receive a book, a sing-a-long CD and a Personal Floatation Device.
Because Stew Leonard III Children's Charities is underwriting this event, the cost is only $20/child. Be sure to sign up early to get your first choice of weeks. Click here
to add Stewie's Splash! Hour to your child's Hafaday experience.
Summer Gymnastics Camps
The Family Y's Gymnastics Center is the setting for a range of summer camps. In the afternoons, there's Gymnastics & Swim Camp: Gymnastics, Free Swim and Games, all in our air-conditioned Gymnastic Center! This camp runs from 12 to 4 pm each day throughout the summer (8 sessions in all). Your child must be able to swim without flotation device and must be 6 years old by June 1, 2013.
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