YMCA offers advice on summer camps

NORWICH — Though temperatures are still chilly and summer is still around the corner, the Norwich Family YMCA reminds parents that it is never too early (or too late) to start looking for fun activities for kids to do this summer, including camp. As the pioneer of “sleepaway” camp, YMCAs have been serving communities for more than 150 years and the Norwich Family YMCA Camp Thompson facility in Smyrna is a wonderful choice for parents who are looking for a safe and fun place to send their kids this summer.

“Children are our greatest treasures and greatest responsibility,” said Tom Revoir, YMCA Senior Program Director. “YMCA camps help kids have fun, grow positively, meet healthy role models and learn good values. We not only provide memories that last a lifetime, but we also assure parents that their kids are in good hands.”

According to the American Camp Association, more than 11 million children and adults attend camp each year. Activities include swimming, exciting trips and overnights, horseback riding, archery, sailing, canoeing, tennis, arts and crafts, fishing, street hockey, rock climbing, soccer, basketball, volleyball, family evenings and theme days. But determining when children are ready to go to camp and finding the best match can be difficult for parents.

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