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STANLY COUNTY FAMILY YMCA


Welcome to Stanly County Family YMCA!  At our Y, our goal is to serve

you and your family through a variety of programs.  Our friendly staff

are here to guide you to a wonderful experience.  If there is anything

that we can do to help, please look for our YMCA name tags and you

will find a well-trained, knowledgeable person to help.


Why the Y Blog

TOP FIVE REASONS KIDS SHOULD GO TO SUMMER DAY CAMP

Summer camp can be one of the most rewarding, unforgettable experiences in achild’s life. Camp provides children with a community of caring mentors who provide experiential education that leads to self-respect and appreciation for life. All of the outcomes -  friendships, overcoming challenges, staying healthy and building character — prepare them for bigger, brighter lives down the road. In addition to great friendships and enduring memories, many important life skills are learned at camp. Here are five reasons kids should go to camp: Read more ...





TRANSITIONING FROM

SUMMER TO SCHOOLBack to school

August is here and for many families, that means a return to school. Making the shift from the lazy days of summer to the more strict schedule of the school year can be stressful for kids.

But with a little planning you can make the switch to the school year with no trouble at all. Here are a few tips for beginning the transition back to the school year schedule:

GET BACK ON SCHEDULE

About 2 weeks before school begins, start to get kids back into the routine of school year bed times. Bring a close to the later nights your kids might have during the summer so they can get used to earlier bed times and earlier rising before the first day of school.

RECONNECT TO LEARNING

Start looking for new books your kids are interested in. Get them into a new story a month or so before school starts and they’ll be back into the habit of reading when school requires it.

GET CONNECTED TO FUN

As school begins, make sure you’ve got an outlet for your kids to explore their hobbies and activities. They’ve had outlets for energy and activities all summer, so it’s important they have an outlet during the school year too. Activities like swim lessons, swim team, and other sports are great school-year activities.

KEEP SUMMER CONNECTIONS

There’s a good chance your kids have made new connections and friends this summer, especially if they went to Y Summer Camp. Make a plan now to stay connected with their friends. Get phone numbers, and emails. Talk with parents about scheduling play dates so your children can continue to benefit from those valuable social connections.

HAVE A PLAN FOR AFTER SCHOOL

Once the school year begins, you’ll need care for your kids after the school bell rings. At the Y, Our after school program is structured with time for homework, activities and enjoying a snack with friends. And it’s supervised by the same YMCA counselors you’ve come to count on.

Summer is all about fun for kids. But with a little planning, and some help from the YMCA, the school year can be just as fun for all.


The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Click to read more about our Open Door Scholarship Program for financial assistance.