Healthy Kids Day at the Y

Published On: April 9, 2024Categories: Blog, Event

Find Your Joy, Find Your Y at Healthy Kids Day!  

The YMCA of Greater Houston is hosting the Y’s annual Healthy Kids Day® on Saturday, April 20 starting at 10 am for a day to celebrate kids being kids! Free and open to the public, the event features a variety of family-friendly activities to encourage healthy kids, healthy families and a healthy start to the summer season. Some featured activities include sports demonstrations, family exercise classes, summer program displays, arts and crafts, giveaways and more! Find the YMCA location nearest you hosting Healthy Kids Day®.

In celebration of this annual kick-off to summer, we are sharing a list of five activities that we encourage you to introduce to your kids. The goal is to have them try something new by promoting a variety of opportunities to get involved in active play – hopefully, this will inspire a lifetime love of physical and mental activity! Share these activities with your children and inspire them to “find their fun” by discovering an activity that they love!


Find Your Swimming Skills with Y Swim Lessons                                                            
Swimming helps kids find their CONFIDENCE, teaches a lifelong skill and introduces them to safety around water. Learn more about Y swim lessons here.

Find Your Adventure with Y Summer Camp

Summer is a time for kids to explore new things and expand the limits of their imagination. In YMCA Camp, every day is a new adventure! Whether experiencing the wonder of YMCA Camp Cullen or having a blast with new friends at summer day camp, many children and teens find their ADVENTURE with the Y.

Find Your Passion with Y Sports                                                                                                        

Aside from teaching fundamental skills, youth sports also teach the value of teamwork, help fuel determination and build character. We have a wide variety of sports programs and clinics/academies to help keep children active while igniting their PASSION for something greater. Learn more about Y sports here.

Find Your Voice with Y Teen Programs                                                                                             

We believe young people have the power to change the world.  Our Y Teen L.I.F.E. programs are designed to help young people develop the skills and confidence they need to lead positive change in our Houston community and beyond. Click here to learn more about Y teen programs.

Find Your Curiosity with STEM Programs                                                                                           

Our YMCA Mobile Makerspace is designed to bring coding, robotics, programming, mechanics and circuity, along with creative fabrication into every neighborhood. These activities help inspire wonder about the world around us, empowering today’s children to solve tomorrow’s problems. Guiding children to find their CURIOSITY is key to helping them reach their full potential. Learn more about Y STEM programs here.