YMCA of metro Atlanta opens summer day camp registration

Registration for summer day camp at the YMCA of Metro Atlanta is officially open, the organization announced today.

"Y day camp offers a safe, fun environment for your child to explore, learn and grow over the summer months," reads a description on the website. "As always, the safety of our campers, staff and community is our highest priority. All camp health and safety protocols have been restructured to adhere state, local and CDC guidelines."

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The Y has announced several changes for camp this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

To allow for social distancing, capacity numbers have been reduced for all camps. The camper-to-staff ratio will not be greater than 9:1 so that all campers can be better monitored.

Traditional day camps will be in place for campers ages 5-13. The camps include group games, outdoor exploration, arts and crafts and indoor learning experiences. Swimming will not be included as an activity to allow for social distancing.

"Our qualified, trained counselors will lead activities that will help build your camper's self-confidence, develop their social skills, teach them teamwork, deepen their respect for others and build lasting friendships," read a passage in the camp guide.

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The Y aims to accommodate families by offering daily day camp instead of weekly sessions. That means families can choose to register their child for only one or two days or a full week of camp.

All Y facility members and program members are now able to register for daily camp here. Anyone with questions can contact their branch here.

For more information about the day camp, view the 2020 Daily Day camp guide.