Summer's Almost Over. Are Your Children Enrolled in a YMCA Summer Program?

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Britt and Danielle in poolIt seems like summer (in terms of children and school) can fly right by. Before you know it, your children are back in school and a grade higher (hopefully)  ;-)   But to families where both parent's work, or in single-parent homes, summers can be a stressful time. And you don't want your children sitting idle and bored. You probably want something your children can enjoy, while you can have some peace of mind while you're working to support your family! So I ask, have you considered your local YMCA?

When my daughter was younger (she's now in college and chose to work in the admissions office for the summer, to reduce her costs and gain some other college-related benefits next year) I enrolled her in the YMCA which has SO many different things for children to do! I remember how my daughter used to bring home her projects she had completed each day, and how she looked forward to their swim-time in the olympic-sized pool, and being amongst friends from school, as well as making new friends who attended other local schools.  And when you're in the Port Orange YMCA, you can't miss the many signs that hang from walls and ceilings; filled with positive affirmations and encouragement, to build confidence in all who enter.splashing in pool

I believe it also bears mentioning, I know personal experience, from teaching aerobics at the YMCA, that ANYONE who works at a YMCA, in any capacity at all, must be finger-printed, bonded, and be currently certified in basic CPR and First Aid. The YMCA takes the safety of the children very seriously. And they have plenty of staff on hand as well.

In addition to the above-mentioned requirements, everyone who works at a YMCA (even aerobics instructors) are expected to keep an eye out for the children, and help if they see the need. (There's a specific protocol involved for each situation.) So if live in, or want to move to the Port Orange or Ormond Beach areas (I've taught aerobics at both facilities), I highly recommend enrolling your children in their summer programs. And although we're well into the summer season, sometimes families move to other areas, and children are withdrawn from the programs, creating vacancies. (This happens they eventually grow upwhen REALTORS and real estate agents sell homes to the many families who are moving during the summer, before the next school year begins.) Try getting your children on a waiting list if you need a safe, fun, friendly environment for them. (And there are after-school programs as well!)

And don't forget, even if your children are not enrolled in a YMCA, full-time summer program, there are still other options. When I was a child, my brothers and I all learned to swim at the YMCA. I have fond memories of advancing through the levels as we learned to tread water, kick more powerfully with legs in proper positions, swim and breathe by turning your head to the side, learning different strokes, etc. We advanced to each level by properly demonstrating our ability to execute each portion of learning to swim. (My daughter was taught to swim while she was still in pre-school, in a summer program taught by local lifeguards, in the pool of a local hotel.)

If you live in or near the Port Orange area, the Port Orange YMCA is located at the Port Orange City Center. If you're a regular reader of my "Localism" blog posts, you may have noticed many events in Port Orange are held at the Port Orange City Center. Stay tuned for more upcoming info about the Port Orange City Center, and more family-friendly events for ALL ages.

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