Since you and your family selected your new home in Knightdale for its location at the Knightdale Station new home community, you know all about the neighborhood’s incredible on-site amenities. On such that provides a luxurious pool and of course ton of fun-filled activities for the kids. This “amenity” I speak of would be the YMCA Knightdale Station. Sure, there is a gorgeous pool for community members to cool off in on-site at the “Y.” But as yet another “return to normal” situation for Summer 2021 running weekly, Monday-Friday from weekly up until August 16 will be the “Explore Summer” camps. These offer fun for all ages, wanting to get involved and focusing on each child learning life skills they will need forever.
For the summer camps at YMCA Knightdale Station, the age range for those eligible is for those in grades K-8. The camps start at 7:00 a.m. and run Monday through Friday until 6:00 p.m. Each group divided up for the daily will be lead through that morning and afternoon’s activities. The wide array of fun-filled games, projects, and exercises each day at YMCA Knightdale Station “Explore Summer” camps are unique and different each day and session. Some days, the campers will find themselves swimming, making arts and crafts, or taking on group projects. Yet, they may begin playing team sports such as kickball, basketball, or soccer on a different day. Still, on other days, popular games like “capture the flag” or “gaga ball” are played, and the two constants among them are the stressing of sportsmanship and teamwork and to have fun.
“Exploring” Values and Responsibility at YMCA Knightdale Station
One thing remains constant with the counselors working with campers during the “Explore Summer” camps. Whether the daily games take the children out and into the field or pool for archery and swimming at the YMCA Knightdale Station camps or working on art pieces or a team activity inside. All of these experiences, regardless, find the counselors trying to teach values through that given activity.
Stressed are many valuable qualities that the youngsters can bring with them as they leave the camp and head back to school or mature into young adults. Some of these values taught are, caring for others, honesty, showing respect, learning responsibility for one’s actions. These daily lessons in life separate the YMCA Knightdale Station summer camps from the other camps and give the boys and girls these traits to bring home with them long after this summer is over.
“Virtually” the Best and Safest Camp for the Youngster in Your Family
Especially following the unexpected restrictions we all faced in the Summer of 2020, the YMCA Knightdale Station feels you children deserve a summer filled with fun for 2021. They pride themselves on “perfecting the art of summer camp.” But, despite the “return to normal,” the YMCA Knightdale Station is also well aware that there must be security for the parents to know all children attending are safe. Thus, at their website, ymcatriangle.com, they walk step by step through the “hows” and “whys” of the YMCA Knightdale Station summer camps. Below is a brief description of a “typical day” and the safety training and methods the “Y” staff implemented.
“A Typical Day” and Keeping it Safe at YMCA Knightdale Station Camp
The “typical day” at the “Explore Summer” camps will find the children partaking in the following:
- Morning “Huddle” Time
- Four to Five Activity Times
- Swim Time
- Two Snack Breaks During the Day
Campers at YMCA Knightdale Station will be grouped in small groups. Each is referred to as “huddles.” Each of these consists of 10-12 campers. They are placed together based upon grade and age. For the youngest campers, the huddles are made even smaller. These younger huddles spend most of the day today.
The YMCA Knightdale Station plans to have a “device-free” summer for your kids. This, in a world where we all know the kids can always use a little more fresh air. So, they will spend as much time as possible doing outdoor activities. For safety purposes, all kids will have an assessment. They will be worked with based on skill level with lifeguards and counselors. This is to help them gain confidence in the pool. In addition, all counselors and staff at YMCA Knightdale Station undergo a minimum of 30 hours of training. This is in categories ranging from group management to first aid to the more recent CDC and NC DHHS guidelines surrounding COVID safety.
The YMCA Knightdale Station is located right in the Knightdale Station new home community at 494 Knightdale Station Run. There are two ways to contact about the upcoming weekly “Explore Summer” camps. You can go to the YMCA Knightdale Station link at ymcatriangle.com or call 919-266-9622. For more information on all the great amenities and new homes in Knightdale at Knightdale station, visit knightdalestation.com.