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Alexander County Family YMCA
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Kayla is currently in the second grade and has attended the Alexander County Family YMCA summer day camp for the past two years. According to her mother Staci, she will be attending camp again this summer.
Staci is a single mother raising a special needs child. Kayla has Asperger’s and is a very gifted child in need of structure and attention. Staci has said that without the help of the financial assistance the YMCA offers, she would have been unable to send her daughter to summer camp and would also have been unable to hold a job due to the special care Kayla needs. Staci is also grateful that the YMCA did not turn her daughter away due to her Asperger’s.
Kayla has grown and thrived at summer camp over the past two years. She has been able to make new friends and work on developing and strengthening her social skills. Last summer Kayla started attending gymnastics classes that the YMCA offers to give her more opportunity for physical activity while in a structured setting. Staci has told us how grateful she is that the YMCA offers a summer day camp where parents can drop off their children and feel comfortable leaving them for the day knowing that they will grow not only socially but also educationally.
The YMCA summer day camp offers educational and fun field trips, a healthy lunch each and every day and has added a literacy component to our day to help prevent summer reading loss. The children in Alexander County deserve a fun, safe environment during the summer and the YMCA strives to offer this to all children.