Ventura Family YMCA gearing up for the best summer ever

On June 21, the YMCA hosted the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson, an event that seeks to break the record for largest Swim Lesson Worldwide. Photos by Michael Gordon

At the end of the summer, families want to hear their child had “the best summer ever.” To help make that happen, the Ventura Family YMCA is offering Sports camps, Specialty camps, and Day camps for campers of all ages.

This summer there will be a variety of sports camps including Splash camp, Hoops camp, Junior Sluggers camp, Soccer camp, and Sports of All Sorts camp. Sports camp will keep campers in grades 2-5 physically active and engaged, and also foster character development in the form of teamwork and sportsmanship. Sports camps are offered through August 17 at rates of $170 to $175 depending on facility member or program member status.

Specialty camps at Ventura Family YMCA will feature topics including Arts & Crafts, Cooking, and Dance. No matter each child’s interest, there is something for everyone. Specialty camps for campers in grades 2-5 will run from July 9 through July 27 at rates of $170 to $175 depending on facility member or program member status.

Day camp is also available for campers in Kindergarten through Eighth grade. Day camp will include Rainbow Camp, Voyager Camp, and Adventure Camp. In each camp, participants will have the opportunity to engage in learning experiences, and take day trips to destinations such as the MOXI Wolf Museum of Exploration and Mothers Beach. Prices for Day camp range from $160-$175 depending on facility member or program member status. Dates for Day camp are offered through August 17. For more information about Ventura Family YMCA summer camps please visit

Summer is the ideal time for kids to get up, get out and explore. But for some kids, summer means no access to recreational and educational activities to help them learn, grow and thrive during out-of-school time. As a result, some kids can experience learning loss and gain weight twice as fast than during the school year. Attending Ventura Family YMCA summer camp is a wonderful opportunity for kids to keep their minds and bodies active.

“It’s imperative that kids stay engaged socially, physically and academically throughout the summer. Summer camp is a wonderful way to ensure that,” says Julie O’Brien, Youth Programs Director for the Ventura Family YMCA.

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Channel Islands YMCA serves over 46,000 individuals and provides over $1.3 million in financial assistance to families in need for child care, YMCA memberships, away and day camps, youth sports, and teen after-school programs. For more information about the Ventura YMCA, visit or call 805.642.2131.

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