At the Y, we believe that in order to bring about meaningful change, we all need ongoing encouragement. We’re here day in and day out to provide resources needed by the community to address the most pressing social issues – from childhood obesity to graduation rates.
Colin and Emily began attending Summer Camp every summer with help from the Y’s Open Doors Scholarship program. And now Colin and Emily are giving back. As counselors at Camp Clearwater and in their personal lives, they’re sharing the values they learned at the Y with a whole new generation of campers and with their peers. Click the movie to see Colin and Emily’s story.
But it’s only through the support of the community that we can empower every child, adult and family to achieve healthy, confident and connected lives. Our movement is made up of people of all ages and from every walk of life, all working side-by-side to ensure that everyone, regardless of gender, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
Ages: Kindergarten – 5th Grade
At the Y, we believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. And that’s what Y Afterschool is all about. We’re dedicated to creating a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn, grow and develop social skills. Our afterschool program serves all of the Chapel Hill – Carrboro City Schools from Kindergarten through 8th grade. It includes free time, structured physical activities and crafts, and supervised school work time.
Members: $13 per day, billed monthly
Program Participants: $15.50 per day, billed monthly
Members: Monday, April 13
Program Participants: Monday, April 27
Season: August – June
Ages: 6 months – Adult
At the Y, we believe the ability to swim is a critical life skill for everyone. In swim lessons, we use a variety of fun methods to help kids overcome fears, build confidence in the water and develop skills that last a lifetime. Qualified instructors meet swimmers at their own level and celebrate all successes. By educating and partnering with swimmers, we’re determined to prevent drowning in our community.
Members: Tuesday, November 19
Program Participants: Tuesday, December 3
Ages: Rising Kindergartners – 17 years old
At the Y, we believe that all kids deserve the chance to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That’s why every summer our camps open up to create exciting, safe communities where young people can explore the outdoors, discover new experiences, and build self esteem and social and interpersonal skills. Through outdoor activities, arts programs, youth sports, service projects and more, kids in our community are learning about themselves and making new friends at Y Day Camp. And while they’re at it, they discover skills and values they can use for a lifetime; skills like teamwork, responsibility, respect and sharing.
Members: Varies by camp, see brochure
Program Participants: Varies by camp, see brochure