HEALTHY KIDS DAY® | YMCA of South Hampton Roads
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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out and grow. But for some kids, exposure to activities that stimulate the body and mind ends with the school year. In fact, research shows that kids are prone to gain more weight and fall behind in studies. On April 29, the Y will celebrate Healthy Kids Day®, our national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids.

Join the Y on Healthy Kids Day® and save up to $75! Sign up for summer camp on Healthy Kids Day® and save 50% off the registration fee. 

As part of the Y's commitment to creating healthy kids, we participate in the Y-USA's Year Round Food Program, offered with generous support of the Walmart Foundation, to provide nutritious snacks and meals to more than 1,540 children enrolled in local Y after-school programs. To learn more about the Year Round Food Program, visit or contact your Youth Development Director.

Healthy Kids Day is 9am-12pm at all YMCA of South Hampton Roads locations. Read more about the event and check out the list below to learn about specific activities at each family center. 

Albemarle Family YMCA

Face painting • Kayaking • Toddler Tumbling • Archery • Family Yoga • Family BoxMaster • Family obstacle course • Science exhibit • Fire truck tour • Royal princess • Smokey the Bear • Chick-fil-A cow

Blocker Norfolk Family YMCA

Face painting • Riptide • Girl Scouts • YMCA programs table • Rite Aid • Street painter

Currituck Family YMCA

Color run at 11am • Community partners • Pool games • Pony rides • Crafts • Triton from Tides baseball • Home Depot workshop • Healthy snacks

Eastern Shore Family YMCA

Giant bubble station• Face painting • Lego table • Community mural • Mad science station • Summer reading at the library • Bounce house

Effingham Street Family YMCA

Engineering for Kids • Chick-Fil-A • Portsmouth Police Department • Family Zumba

Great Bridge/Hickory Family YMCA

Face painting • Chick-fil-A • Fire truck • Arts & Crafts • JBs rattles • Healthy snacks • Dancing • Hop scotch • Relay races • Water safety activity

Greenbrier Family YMCA

Camp games • Relay races • Kids dance • Local Law Enforcement • Water safety • Nature awareness

Greenbrier North Family YMCA

K-9 dogs • Make Us Believe (character dress up) • Face painting • Obstacle course • Indian River Library's mobile reading center • Live music

Hilltop Family YMCA

Obstacle course • Kids Zumba • Doggie day • Aquatics safety • Games • Crafts • Healthy snacks

Indian River Family YMCA

Local vendors • Football toss • Face painting • Soccer drills • Fun run • Healthy snacks

James L. Camp, Jr. Family YMCA - 9am-3pm in partnership with High Street United Methodist Church, located at 31164 Camp Parkway, Courtland, VA 23837 (across from Riverdale Elementary)

Bounce house • Pony rides • Face painting • Cornhole • Field races • Exercise classes for all ages • FHS Robotics Car • Cooking classes • Fire trucks • Native American performance • Boy Scouts • Book Mobile • The Riverkeeper

Mt. Trashmore Family YMCA

Kids fitness classes • Water safety demonstration • Fire and EMS Touch-a-Truck • Live DJ • Kids activity course • Music instruction demonstration • Healthy snacks • Face painting

Outer Banks Family YMCA

Face painting • Camp tables • Corn hole • Soccer demo - High schoolers vs Little Kickers Penalty shootout

Princess Anne Family YMCA

Knockerball foot darts • UsBorne Books • Home Depot workshop • Local fire department • Water safety • Frog and Anchor Canteen food truck • CHIP (Mason Child Identification Program) • Peruvian dance group • Pirates from Captain Jack's Pirate Ship Adventure • "Kids Under Construction" Fitness and Nutrition Center

Suffolk Family YMCA

Bounce house • Obstacle course • Family Zumba • Healthy food and snacks • Participation prizes • Face painting

Taylor Bend Family YMCA

Freeze Pop freeze dance • Jump Into the Story • Go for the Goal • Touch-a-Truck • Robotics with Sylvan Learning Center • Martial Arts demonstrations • Neighborhood Harvest • Live music

The Y on Granby

Five Points Community farm market • Glass gardens • Norfolk Police Department • City of Norfolk's Downtown Slover Library • Games • Dominion Green Power


The YMCA of South Hampton Roads is dedicated to putting Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.