Summer Learning Day at LIC YMCA

The kids at the YMCA’s Summer Learning Day had a blast discussing their views on their latest book-club readings and enjoyed a fun-filled day of educational and entertaining learning experiences.
On July 10, Long Island City’s YMCA joined with the other 42 YMCAs in the city in giving day-campers a chance to expand their cultural knowledge and share their ideas and thoughts on the current books they are reading.
“At our YMCA day camps, we believe that keeping your brain active is as important as keeping your body active. That’s why, in addition to helping kids have fun in the sun, we also encourage them to keep their minds sharp,” said Gerri Sacino, Camp Director at the Long Island City YMCA.
This annual event celebrates the importance of high-quality summer learning opportunities in the lives of young people and their families. In addition to the book reviews, the parents are given tips on how to extend summer learning at home.
“This summer, we’ve introduced new initiatives such as journaling and these book clubs to help kids develop a natural desire to a love of learning,” Sacino said. “We’re treating every day as Summer Learning Day, and our campers’ enthusiasm proves that they are just as excited to dive into their favorite book this summer as into our YMCA’s swimming pool!”
More than 200 campers from the Long Island YMCA attended this event, Long Island City YMCA Executive Director Jay Cruz was very excited for the festivities. “Summer Learning Day is truly a celebration of the YMCA’s new initiatives designed to encourage campers to cultivate a love of learning, which in turn can improve their academic performance, leading to higher graduation rates and better preparation for college,” he said.
For more than 89 years, the Long Island YMCA has been providing kids with limitless opportunities to strive in educational and cultural learning.
For more information about this event or anything else concerning the Long Island YMCA, call 718-392-7932.

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