Northwest NEWS

May 21, 2001


The summer place to be

As another school year draws to an end, parents begin asking the big question, "What do I do with the kids this summer?" Well, it's not too late to sign up for YMCA camp programs in the Northshore area, for all your summer answers.
   With a variety of day camp programs for kids and teens, the Northshore YMCA provides more than "child's play" this summer.
   Exploring the outdoors, visiting exciting places, learning to get along with others and participating in swimming, singing, hiking and crafts all add up to summer full of fun and learning. And there's an added bonus. Like all YMCA programs, day camp is based on six core values - respect, responsibility, honesty, caring, faith and fun.
   The Northshore YMCA will offer programs this summer for children in grades one through nine at the following conveniently located sites:
   Bastyr University (grades 1-6), 14500 Juanita Drive, NE, Kenmore. Northshore YMCA (Teen Xtreme/grades 7-9), 11811 NE 195th Street, Bothell.
   Camp hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For the convenience of working parents, extended care is offered from 6:30 - 8:30 a.m. and 4:40 - 6 p.m. at Woodinville High School or Bastyr University. The weekly camp ranges from $145 to $220 depending on age and program selected. Initial deposits along with camp fees are to be paid two weeks before camp starts.
   Financial assistance, to the extent possible, is available to families in need.
   Call (425) 485-9797 or drop by the YMCA to enroll your child or teen in a summer camp program.