YMCA Summer Camps offer summer fun for all ages

Great summers start at the Illinois Valley YMCA! Y day camps offer a wide range of activities for campers ages 3 through 13.

Preschool summer camps run June 1 through Aug. 19. Discovery Camp is perfect for campers age 3-5 years of age. Discovery Camp features a new story each day with crafts and activities coordinating with the story. This camp runs Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with daily and weekly rates available.

There are several School Aged Summer Camps offered from June 1 to August. 19. An all-inclusive option allows campers to experience all that the Y has to offer, from weekly swim lessons, tumbling, field trips, Tae Kwon do, exercise classes and more!

Visit the Y to pick up a camp packet to enroll in School Aged Summer Camps.

Challenger Camp (ages 5-8) provides an opportunity for campers to participate in a wide array of organized education and recreational activities to promote self-confidence, sportsmanship and character development.

Adventure Camp (ages 9-13) provides a summer of self-discovery through group development, creative expression, inventive play, swimming, field trips and more!

Tumbling Camp is a two-day camp held June 10-11 and July 15-16. Learn skills, safety practices and fundamentals while working on the trampoline, tumble track, mini double and floor. This camp is for ages 5 and older, and takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In addition to Tumbling Camp, there is a Cartwheel Camp on June 25, and a Flip Flop/Advanced Camp on July 9 for those interested in mastering their flip flop/ back handsprings and want to begin working on back tucks and layouts.

Cheer camp will be held June 29-30 for ages 5 and older, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn basic cheerleading as well as sideline cheers and dances.

The 2021 Summer Brochure also includes information on the YMCA/USA Summer Swim Team for swimmers in the Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. For more information, contact Katie Young at 815-223-7904 ext. 042.

Illinois Valley YMCA: 300 Walnut Dr., Peru, IL 61354, 815-223-7904, www.ivymca.com