Now is the perfect time to start thinking about summer plans for your kids
Now is the time to start thinking about summer plans for the kids in your life. YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit has options for kids that can help make their summer magical. She also said that if you sign up for day camp now, they’ll waive the $25 registration fee, as well as saving $20 per week. Summer camp is more important now than ever, and the YMCA staff hopes getting back outside will give kids the chance to engage with their peers again. Summer camp programs will get back outside and give them the chance to go swimming, do archery and keep constantly engaged.
Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donates $10M to YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit
DETROIT – Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donated $10 million to the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit. “I was stunned, and tell you the truth -- I was at a loss for words,” President and CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit Helene Weir said. The YMCA in Detroit plans to use the donation for health and wellness programs. Because of COVID-19, the YMCA had to furlough most of its staff and saw a significant drop in donations. The YMCA is now looking for feedback and suggestions and how to best utilize the donation.
Get your family in tip-top shape -- safely! -- with help from this organization
The upcoming holidays and the cold weather make it easy to decide to just stay inside and keep snacking. And with a lot of places closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, staying active may seem like a difficult task. Our sponsor, the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit, has a way for you to get up and get your pulse pumping. Vice President of Operations Kyle Anderson joined Jason Carr to talk about how the various YMCA locations are offering different ways you can get active, and discussed how they are handling social distancing and other precautions. To learn more about all the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit has to offer, and its locations, visit YMCA Detroit.
Summer camps in Michigan following strict distancing guidelines
Gretchen Whitmers announcement that overnight camps could reopen on Monday, it was an unofficial start to summer and for some a return to a sense of normalcy. However, camps are expected to adhere to strict social distancing guidelines with many unable to start for several weeks. At the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit, which runs some of the regions largest overnight camps, preparations were already underway to reopen day camps by June 22 and overnight camps by the middle of July. Gretchen Whitmer lifts restrictions on overnight summer camps, school sportsCamps across the state were forced to lay-off staff during the pandemic. Most of the larger overnight or travel camps are expected to have plans up in the coming weeks.
Enjoy the YMCA at home
The advertiser paid a fee to promote this sponsored article and may have influenced or authored the content. This article is sponsored by YMCA of Metropolitan DetroitHost Tati Amare spoke with Latitia McCree from YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit about their new programs and how the YMCA continues to help the community. The YMCA also offers free exercise videos to help you stay healthy while at home. The YMCA partnered with the creativity project to teach community members how to create sketch comedy. Watch the video to learn more about how YMCA is helping the community and for more on their programs visit their website ymcadetroit.org