Thanksgiving Fun at the YMCA

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YMCA holiday camps offer children excitement and parents peace of mind

School will soon be out for the Thanksgiving Holiday Break! Parents want to ensure their children are safe, supervised and engaged in activities that keep their minds and bodies active when school is out for the holidays. Children eagerly anticipate the free time and simply want to have fun! The South Montgomery County Creekside YMCA offers more than one solution to keep everyone happy this coming season.

With licensed holiday camps at the Y, parents don’t need to leave their children in front of television sets during holiday break. Children have the opportunity to play and participate in character building activities, arts and crafts, sports, games and so much more under the watchful eyes of caring role models.

Holiday Adventure Camp at the CreeksideYMCAOutdoorAdventureCenter gives kids the opportunity to experience all the fun and excitement of summer camp during their holiday break. For students, K-6th grade, kids will enjoy outdoor education, hiking, songs and skits, arts/crafts, adventure tower, giant swing, games, sports and much more. Care is provided 7am – 6:30pm. Pre-registration is required. Holiday camp is available Nov. 25, 26 and 27.

The Y is addressing critical gaps in health and education that cause kids to be at risk for childhood obesity. YMCA camp programs provide a wealth of opportunity for kids to get active through play. Experts recommend that kids engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity, including active play, each day. Studies show that kids who consistently engage in play are happier and healthier and develop and enhance a variety of skills including motor skills, social skills, problem solving, and creativity. Kids who get 60 minutes of physical play also tend to have higher self-esteem and perform better academically.

YMCA holiday camp reinforce the Y’s core values of respect, responsibility, honesty, caring and faith.  Spaces are still available.  Visit or 832.698.1283

24th Annual GE Run Thru the Woods Thanksgiving Charity Event is a Holiday Tradition

12RunWoodspromo166A holiday tradition in The Woodlands Town Center, the annual Thanksgiving Day Run Thru the Woods Sponsored by GE and Directed by the South Montgomery County YMCA, is a race/walk designed for all ages and levels of fitness. This year marks the event’s 24thbyear as one of Texas’ premier running and walking family events.  The 2013 event which should attract more than 6000 participants is both a family event and a serious running event, enticing for the competitive racer, weekend warrior, recreational runner, kids and walkers.

The 24th annual GE Run Thru the Woods is scheduled for November 28, 2013 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands Town Center. Categories and start times include a competitive 1 mile Children’s Race “Presented by Anadarko, for ages 12 and under starting at 7:45am;  a certified 5 mile Run “Presented by St. Luke’s Performance Medicine” at 8:15am; a 3 Mile Race “Presented by Repsol” for all ages at 8:25am; and the 3 Mile Walk  “Presented by Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation” starting at 8:35am. The 5 mile event also features a Masters, Clydesdale and Athena division. To ensure fast and accurate finish results, the event will use “B” Timing Tag technology to track all the runners as they cross the finish line.

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