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Beating the Heat

Sports practices, workouts and even playing outside can be tough on kids during the brutal summer months in Texas. All too often, you turn on the news and hear about another young person’s life being cut short from heat exhaustion. … Continue reading

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Need a summer job? Work at the YMCA

Mason Badillo finds it rewarding to have a summer job where he can have fun, get paid and be a role model for kids. What does he do? He is a YMCA day camp counselor. “I did numerous activities with … Continue reading

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Mmmmm… Veggies!

Healthy Living Taught at the MD Anderson Family YMCA The YMCA of Greater Houston is a terrific place for kids to have fun, but it’s also a community that wants to promote learning and healthy living. In partnership with the … Continue reading

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Grant Promotes Summer of Learning

The YMCA of Greater Houston and the Children’s Museum of Houston recently received a grant from the United Way of Greater Houston which allows the Summer of Learning program to continue through 2013. Since its launch in 2012, we have … Continue reading

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Get a Jump on Summer with YMCA Healthy Kids Day: It’s FREE!

Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out and grow. But for some kids, exposure to activities that stimulate the body and mind ends with the school year. In fact, research shows that kids are prone to … Continue reading

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7 Reasons Why You Should Send Your Child to Camp

Camp Makes Children More Resilient The following is an excerpt from an article by Michael Ungar, PhD, who says, “the best camps don’t provide cookie-cutter solutions to what kids need. Instead, great camps understand that the factors that make children … Continue reading

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There’s a Little Lion in All of Us

The Lion King Steps Off Broadway and into the YMCA. I recently discovered that there is a little lion in all of us. Cast members from Disney’s THE LION KING recently visited children in a dance class at the M.D. … Continue reading

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The Day Camp Chronicles Part 3: A Day in the Life of a Camper

Matt is an 11 year-old day camper at the D. Bradley McWilliams YMCA at Cypress Creek and today we’re taking a look at a camp day from his perspective… Today at the Y we visited NASA. There were a lot … Continue reading

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The Day Camp Chronicles Part 2: A Day in the Life of a Camp Counselor

Meet one of the people guiding, caring for and playing with your children this summer. Heather Vanderwarker’s step-grandmother helped start a national YMCA child care program. Her mom attended YMCA Day Camp.  Fast forward 40 years and now Heather works for the Trotter … Continue reading

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The Day Camp Chronicles Part 1: A Special Boy

There is a place for everyone. Colin is like any other kid in the summertime.  He wants to swim, play, make friends and have fun.  But Colin isn’t just any other kid. “The kids get excited to help him out,” … Continue reading

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