Summer Kicks Off with Annual Healthy Kids Day

Health Kids Day

The Corpening Memorial and Hendersonville YMCA are hosting the Y’s annual Healthy Kids Day® on Saturday, April 30, encouraging families to take a moment to help kids be kids and set them up for a summer of success. The day-long event will feature activities such as games, healthy cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts, and competitions to motivate and teach families how to develop and maintain healthy routines at home.

“At the Y, we believe in the potential of all children, and each day we work to help kids find that potential within themselves,” said Aimee Kuelling, marketing and communications director of the YMCA of Western North Carolina. “Healthy Kids Day is a fun, free community-wide event to kick off summer and remind us all how important it is for kids to stay active physically and mentally throughout the summer.”

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2022, Healthy Kids Day is the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families. The Y hopes to use the day to get more kids moving and learning, creating healthy habits they can continue while they’re away from the classroom. 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 during the school year. With all that’s going on in the world right now, Healthy Kids Day is a reminder to families that we can help ensure all children have access to what they need to reach their full potential, even during out-of-school time.

Healthy Kids Day takes place at the Corpening Memorial YMCA from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and the Hendersonville YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day takes place at Patton park from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Healthy Kids Day features fun, active play, and educational activities, such as live music, face painting, crafts, and much more.

These events are generously sponsored locally by Jeff Kincaid Insurance Group, Marion Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Mission Hospital McDowell, Centro Unido Latino-Americano, Reid & Reid Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, and Blue Ridge Orthodontics.

For more information, contact Corpening Memorial YMCA at (828) 659-9622 or Hendersonville YMCA at (828) 697-9622. Learn more at https://ymcawnc.org/healthykids.