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YMCA news

Published: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 12:31 a.m. CDT

Upcoming programs at Southern Prairie YMCA are shown below.

For more information on any Southern Prairie YMCA program, call 782-9622, check for updates on the Southern Prairie YMCA Facebook page or visit the YMCA website at www.southernprairieymca.com.

• YMCA pool.

The summer pool schedule at Southern Prairie YMCA begins Wednesday.

Open swim for kids and families is 2-4 p.m. Sunday; 1:30-4 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 1:30-5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 7-8 p.m. Wednesday; 6-7:30 p.m. Friday; and 1-4 p.m. Saturday.

Group swim lessons are scheduled for June and July for children age 4 and above. Class size will be limited. Parents are asked to inform the YMCA staff of the child’s swim level when signing up.

• Boot Camp.

Southern Prairie YMCA’s summer Boot Camp program starts June 9. The month-long class meets at 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, challenging participants with strength training and physical endurance.

“The one-month commitment to boot camp is the start of a new healthy lifestyle for anyone,” said Raquel Linch, YMCA welcome center supervisor.

Cost is $55 for members and $85 for other participants.

• British soccer camp.

The British Soccer Camp will be in Creston July 7-11. British soccer coaches will introduce soccer basics to youngsters through fun games of skill and sportsmanship.

Each camper receives a Challenger soccer ball and T-shirt. Camp will be held at the Creston Middle School soccer field. Register online at www.challengersports.com.

• Athletic Club.

For boys and girls entering fourth through eighth grade this fall, the Y is offering the Youth Athletic Club led by Cody Hudson. The program will run Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings in June and July. The first session starts June 9.

There are two three-week programs and kids can register for just one or both sessions.  This program is designed to increase their fitness level in a fun way. This safe, organized, developmentally appropriate and engaging program will offer your child an all-around positive experience. Registration is open now.

• Day Camp.

The YMCA offers a summer day camp program from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for children entering kindergarten through fifth grade this fall. 

The kids swim, make crafts, play games and go on field trips. A five-day and three-day option is available. Stop at the YMCA to pick up a registration packet. Space is limited for this program.

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