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YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth Youth Day Camps Return to Downtown Fort Worth

February 17,2023

Reposted from YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth is bringing Spring Break and summer day camps back to the Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown location in 2023.

“The reopening process of our day camp programs was intentional,” shared Holli Winn, vice president of programs at the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth. “Following the pandemic closures of 2020, we were thoughtful in our re-opening strategies to be sure we could hire and support the staff while ensuring the day camp programs were safe and provided a top-quality experience. As we moved into summer 2023 planning, we were excited to implement the reopening of programs for those families working and living in downtown Fort Worth,” she added.

Thanks to a new renovation of key sections in the Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA, the day camp will have a dedicated space for program activities. In addition to day camp favorites of weekly field trips, swimming and access to the full basketball gym for large group activities, campers at the Downtown Y location will also get to experience healthy cooking demonstrations, yoga and virtual group exercise classes.

“This was important for us to show up for our working families,” explained Emilie Shiffler, executive director of association child care. “Working and living in and near downtown does not offer families with school age children a lot of enrichment options. We know the quality experience our YMCA Adventure Day Camps provide and we are excited to bring a full-service and enriching summer experience to all.”

YMCA day camps are open to the everyone and members receive preferred pricing. The YMCA accepts CCMS scholarships and offers multiple discounts and financial assistance. “Price should never be a barrier to families who need care,” added Shiffler.
Registration for Spring Break and summer Adventure Day Camp are now open online.

YMCA day camps are hosted at all YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth locations plus two Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD schools and are open to boys and girls ages 5 – 13 years old. For more information and specifics on ages and activities, or to register, visit or call 817-338-1238.

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