Healthy Kids Day returns on April 30, 2022

The YMCA of Western North Carolina is hosting the Y’s annual Healthy Kids Day® at two locations on Saturday, April 30, encouraging families to take a moment to help kids be kids and set them up for a summer of success.

Sponsored by Howard Johnson® by Wyndham, the events at the Corpening Memorial Y in Marion and Patton Park in Hendersonville 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.

Corpening Memorial YMCA
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Patton Park in Hendersonville
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

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.