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Greenfield YMCA Notebook

Free Youth Swim: On April 12, 2:45 to 3:30 p.m., the YMCA aquatic staff will offer a free swim assessment for ages 6 to 14. In a short 5-minute evaluation the staff will determine each child’s current swim ability and which Red Cross or YMCA class (at the Y or some other location) they should register for this spring or summer. Call 773-3646, ext. 0, to reserve your child’s time slot or stop down between 2:45 and 3:30; slots filled on first-come basis.

Eleven Specialty Camps: The YMCA is offering 11 specialty camps for ages 8 to 14 this summer at Camp Apex. The “specialty activities” happen between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., then from 1 to 4, the campers partake in regular Apex activities like swimming, archery, tube slide, hiking, crafts, etc.. The camps and dates are: Chinese Immersion, June 23 to 27; LEGO Camp I, July 7 to 11; Extreme Race Camp, July 7 to 11; LEGO II, July 14 to 18; Field Hockey, July 14 to 18; Flag Football, July 21 to 25; Wilderness Skills, July 21 to Aug. 1; Minecraft, July 28 to Aug. 1; Skateboarding, Aug. 4 to 8; Rock & Roll, Aug. 4 to 15; Soccer, Aug. 11 to 15. For complete camp details, go to: ymcaingreenfield.org and click on “Camps” then “Camp Guide” or pick up a guide at the Y Welcome Center.

Half Day Sports Camps: The YMCA is offering eight weeks of Half Day Sports Camps for ages 6 to 14 in its newly air-conditioned gym. Camps run from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday to Friday from June 23 to Aug. 15. Check the “Camp Guide” at: ymcaingreenfield.org or pick up a copy at the Y. Camps will fill up quickly; parents should plan ahead.

Summer Preschool Program: The Y’s Summer Preschool Program is for boys and girls age 2.9 to 5. The program day is from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with early and late care available 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Summer sessions: June 16 to Aug. 15 with one one-week session and four two-week sessions. Themes are Olympians 2014, Out of this World, Got Dirt? and Let’s go to the Circus. Children learn about the themes in the two air- conditioned classrooms, but also get plenty of play and exercise time in the outdoor play yard, the air-conditioned gym and a weekly fun swim. Call Janet at 773-3646, ext. 431 for more information or to schedule a school visit. Prices can be found on Page 11 of the Camp Guide on the Y’s website ymcaingreenfield.org or picked up at the Y.

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