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Summer Boredom Kicking In? YMCA Day Camp Lets Kids Try Something New!

Summer Boredom Kicking In? YMCA Day Camp Lets Kids Try Something New!
We're about halfway through the summer break. For kids, most days this time of year can start to feel the same. Summer isn't meant to feel monotonous or boring — it should be packed with fun!Day Camps at the Y give you the chance to mix things up and add some excitement before your child starts another year of school! Last-minute spots still remain...
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Where to See Fireworks in Charlotte, N.C., on July 4th Week

Where to See Fireworks in Charlotte, N.C., on July 4th Week
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Summer 2019 Checklist!

Summer 2019 Checklist!
I use this check list every summer and we always have a blast! This was the checklist that I sent with my student at the end of the year for them to have fun and now it helps me with the boys!  I have attached a printable copy! I added some links to the list with locations for water parks, sprinkler parks, places ...
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3 Ways YMCA Day Camp Gets Kids Ready for Preschool

3 Ways YMCA Day Camp Gets Kids Ready for Preschool
​For young children, play is powerful. That's why Day Camp for toddlers at the Y uses a play-based model, which is a natural way of learning, to create teachable moments that give kids everything they need to be ready for preschool.1.Camp Helps Kids Develop PhysicallyPreschool can be a very active place! Camp can help get your child ready for physi...
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Annual Fun 4 Charlotte Kid 9 Weeks of Summer Fun 2019!

Annual Fun 4 Charlotte Kid 9 Weeks of Summer Fun 2019!
We are excited to announce our Annual 9 Weeks of Summer Fun 2019! Each week of summer join Fun4CharlotteKids.com as we visit 9 different play spaces in town, one for each week of the 9 weeks of summer, and play at a special discounted rate when you mention Fun4CharlotteKids.com! IMPORTANT: IF A DEAL HAS AN  (*) THESE DEALS WILL ...
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FREE Last Day of School Sign Printables

FREE Last Day of School Sign Printables
​The Last day of school is right around the corner and since we know how busy moms are these days. We didn't want you to worry about the little things and we've created some Last Day of School Printable. In case you're like me and don't have time to order or create a Last day of school sign...we've templates for all elementary grades...
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FREE and Cheap Summer Fun in CLT With FREE Printable

FREE and Cheap Summer Fun in CLT With FREE Printable
School will soon be out for summer! That means you'll be able to sit back, relax and enjoy the fun and sun! But with kids out of school you might be tempted to spend more money on daily entertainment, eating out, and summer camps, to keep the kids busy, which can add up each week. Don't worry! We've researched ways to save money this summer, while ...
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8 DIY Backyards Sprinkler Parks

8 DIY Backyards Sprinkler Parks
8 DIY Backyards Sprinkler Parks If you're from Charlotte, you are on a perpetual hunt to find ways to stay cool in your own back yard. From running through sprinklers to playing with the hose to playing in baby pools, being in the water is a great way to stay cool in the summer! We've searched pinterest far and wide for some creative id...
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There’s a YMCA Day Camp for EVERY Kid

There’s a YMCA Day Camp for EVERY Kid
Some kids love to spend their time competing against friends while playing a sport. Others like to discover, experiment and explore nature. Many are at their happiest when they're expressing themselves by creating. Every child is unique and finds fulfillment in different ways.That's why the YMCA of Greater Charlotte offers specialty Summer Day...
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Make Staycation your best vacation

Make Staycation your best vacation
Weekend Family Fun in CLT! Kids Eat FREE Over Spring Break! Find Egg Hunts and Easter Events in CLT! ​As a mom is hard for me to be adventurous with the kids. I always go to the same playground or restaurant I feel safe going to the same places because I know what to expect. When my family gets into town I always take them ...
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How You can use YMCA Camps to Plan Your Child’s Best Summer Ever

How You can use YMCA Camps to Plan Your Child’s Best Summer Ever
​The weather is getting warmer and your child has some days off coming up. Have you thought about how they're going to spend their summer? Summertime memories aren't made on the couch or scrolling on an iPhone — they're made by getting out of the house and going on adventures with other kids.From spring until the start of next school year, the YMCA...
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Easter Bucket List of all things Easter in Charlotte

Easter Bucket List of all things Easter in Charlotte
Spring is one of my favorite times to be in Charlotte! The days are not too cold and the flowers are blooming, Easter is coming a little late this year and the events start soon, This year see all the Easter Bunny, hunt for eggs, & just have an overall egg-cellent in the Queen City. Check out our Easter Bucket List of all things Easter in ...
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25 UNIQUE Summer Camps in The #CLT

25 UNIQUE Summer Camps in The #CLT
*Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the Fun4CharlotteKids Blog to get an update every time a new blog is published!*​​ Time goes by so fast when you are having fun that we can't even realize that the second week of summer went by so quick. By this time, I bet you are running out of fun and cool activities to do with your kids and not hear the word boring...
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Drowning is a Real Risk for Children in Charlotte

Drowning is a Real Risk for Children in Charlotte
​Drowning is the leading cause of death of children between the ages of 1 and 4 and the second leading cause of death for kids 5 to 14.Even though Mecklenburg County isn't on the coast, our children are still at risk. According to reports, 74.6 percent of drownings take place in a pool, lake or river. Having an adult present when children...
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Get a jump on what your kids are doing this spring. The YMCA’s got you covered.

Get a jump on what your kids are doing this spring. The YMCA’s got you covered.
You may be ahead of the game and know your child's plans for free time as it starts to warm up outside. But, if you're like a lot of us parents, those questions are just starting to creep in. The good news is the YMCA wants you to be worry free by signing up now for their and Youth Sports programs like soccer, flag football, gymnastics and dance. ...
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Unlock More Than Summer Fun: Camp Thunderbird Early-Bird Rates End 1/31

Unlock More Than Summer Fun: Camp Thunderbird Early-Bird Rates End 1/31
"Camp Thunderbird unlocks doors I would never unlock on my own"- Libby, 2018 CamperSomething truly special happens when a child goes to overnight camp at Camp Thunderbird — they are empowered to break out of their shell, feel good about who they are and make memories they could never make anywhere else.Children develop individuality and achieve per...
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Ring in the New Year in the Queen City with the Kids!

Ring in the New Year in the Queen City with the Kids!
When it comes to family fun Charlotte never disappoints. If you like to celebrate New Year's Eve this year with the kids, you can celebrate in the morning, at noon, and at night. We have lots of choices for everyones preference! HERE are our top picks. CLT New Year's Eve at Levine Avenue of the ArtsRing in 2019 at the ...
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Stay Healthy This Fall with DIY Cleaning

Stay Healthy This Fall with DIY Cleaning
I resisted the idea of making my own personal care and household cleaning items for a long time. I worried that I didn't have the time, it would be too complicated, or that the ingredients would be too obscure and either cost a fortune or be difficult to locate. I was wrong about all of that! Today I'm going to share a few of my favorite green reci...
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Spring Into Summer at the YMCA

Spring Into Summer at the YMCA
If your family is looking forward to some warmer weather with cool activities, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte is heating up the fun. The Y is one of the only places in town to offer a ton of summer fun all in one place for the whole family. On May 5, the YMCA opened 28 pools and waterparks for the summer season at 19 branches across a four-county a...
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Bully and Cyberbullying: How to Keep your Kids Safe!

Bully and Cyberbullying:
How to Keep your Kids Safe!
As therapists who counsel children and adolescents daily, we find ourselves educating our clients and their parents on how to advocate for themselves in many different ways.With the world evolving in this age of technology, bullying has become an even greater concern. Bullyingamong school-aged children is defined as an unwanted, aggressive behavior...
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