WEST CHESTER, PA — After a hiatus in 2020 due to COVID-19, the YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW), an association of eight YMCA branches serving Chester County, will host three Healthy Kids Day® events on Saturday, April 24 from 10 AM – 1 PM. All are invited to attend. Masks are required and COVID-19 safety protocols are being followed to create the safest experience possible.
Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, reminds everyone of the importance of staying active. One in three children in the U.S. is obese, and when summertime hits, kids are often more idle. Research shows that, without access to out-of-school physical and learning activities, kids fall behind academically and gain weight twice as fast.
Designed to inspire more families and kids to keep their minds and bodies active all summer long, the events feature fun and engaging activities:
295 Hurley Road, Coatesville | 10 AM – 1 PM
Hosted by the Brandywine and Lionville Community YMCAs, Healthy Kids Day® activities will include Zumba & yoga classes and demonstrations, craft-making activities, Safety Around Water lessons (Bring your bathing suit! Advanced registration required—call the Y at 610-380-9622) and healthy snacks.
880 W Baltimore Pike, West Grove, PA | 10 AM – 1 PM
Hosted by the Kennett Area and Jennersville YMCAs, Healthy Kids Day® activities will include soccer matches, Zumba & yoga classes, fun fitness contests, Moon Bounce inflatables, and much more. MomPops will be giving away lots of their delicious, healthy popsicles and the Y will have free Herr’s snacks, too.
Upper Main Line YMCA (UMLY)
1416 Berwyn-Paoli Road, Berwyn, PA | 10 AM – 1 PM
Hosted by the West Chester Area and Upper Main Line YMCAs, Healthy Kids Day® activities at UMLY will also celebrate Earth Day! Join the Y on their 54-acre campus for visits to their Nature Center and Barnyard (think goats, sheep, turtles, snakes, birds, raptors and much more), hikes through the Cassatt Preserve, a seed planting station, inflatable obstacle course, hula hooping, family Zumba, dance performances, scavenger hunts, tours of their summer campsite, and more! Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate for those who are in need.
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