YWCA Western Wayne County holds summer day camp in Taylor

Calling all boys and girls to the YWCA Western Wayne County Summer Day Camp! The YWCA 2006 Summer Day Camp for kids ages 6 to 15 will be held in Taylor.

In cooperation with the City of Taylor Department of Golf, Parks and Recreation, camp will be held at Heritage Park in Taylor, 12111 Pardee Road.

Each week of camp will have a different theme. Kids will spend a week showing their support for the United States, discovering the great outdoors, learning about different countries, exploring outer space and more. Camp activities include swimming, basketball, games, scavenger hunts, science experiments, movies, arts and crafts, pizza parties, field trips, a talent show and so much more. Sign up for the entire camp or just one week.

The YWCA has a special offer for youth ages 11 to 15. They can sign up to participate in the Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program, which is designed to offer them an opportunity to learn the basics of camp counseling.

The CIT program gives participants a head start on developing important job skills, such as communication, leadership and decision-making, as well as understanding the importance of responsibility. Teenagers will receive American Red Cross CPR and First Aid Certifications. Space is limited for this program, so sign your teen up early.

“The YWCA is looking forward to a great summer camp in the Taylor community,” said Karen Murphy, chief executive officer of the YWCA Western Wayne County. “We have formed a great relationship in cooperation with the Taylor Golf, Parks and Recreation Department.”

Registration is under way. Camp begins June 26 and ends August 31. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Before and after day care is available. You can sign your child up for the entire eight-week camp, or on a weekly or daily basis. Ask about sibling discounts.

For more information or to register a child, call the YWCA Western Wayne Co Camp Department at (313) 561-4110 ext. 17.