On June 3, YMCA Camp Elphinstone will join YMCAs across Canada in hosting YMCA Healthy Kids Day.
Designed to help kids and families embrace healthy habits that can become a life-long practice, this free community event will focus on fun and engaging activities, practical information and simple ways to be healthier in spirit, mind and body.
Activities at the camp run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The camp is located at 1760 YMCA Rd. in Gibsons. There will be camp activities including boating, low ropes and high ropes, crafts, archery and a healthy lunch. There is no cost to attend.
Across Canada, most children do not meet recommended levels of daily physical activity. Rising rates of obesity and related chronic disease tell us that getting kids active should be a top priority for parents, schools and all Canadians.
"Our children's health is very important to us. Our aim is to show families, children and youth that making healthy choices can be fun and easy," said Lisa Stiver, general manager at YMCA Camp Elphinstone.
Although the YMCA models and incorporates healthy practices into its programs and activities for children and youth year round, YMCA Healthy Kids Day places special emphasis on teaching children and youth and their families about exploring healthy living habits that will make a difference throughout the year.