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Healthy Kids Day

Summer Imagination

Healthy Kids Day® is the Y’s annual, nationwide initiative designed to inspire all youth, parents, and caregivers—regardless of membership status—to get active and make healthy choices over the summer and beyond.

Find an Event

Health Kids Day is typically at the end of April. Check back here for more information. Each year, Y locations across the metro host Healthy Kids Day events that include fun active play and educational activities to keep kids moving and learning. These free community events motivate and teach families how to develop and maintain healthy routines throughout the summer months.

About Healthy Kids Day

Healthy Kids Day, celebrated at over 1,500 Ys across the country by over one million participants, works to get more kids moving and learning, creating habits that they continue all summer long. When kids are out of school, they can face hurdles that prevent them from reaching their full potential. Research shows that without access to out-of-school learning activities, kids fall behind academically. Kids also gain weight twice as fast during summer than the school year. As spring turns to summer, Healthy Kids Day is a powerful reminder not to let children idle away their summer days. Instead, the Y wants families to focus on helping children imagine what they can accomplish over the summer.

For over 25 years, YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day has celebrated kids’ health and continues to teach healthy habits for kids and families, encourage active play and inspire a lifetime love of physical activity.