YMCA Locations Across the Country Set Kids Up for Summer Success at Healthy Kids Day

On Saturday, April 20, YMCA locations across the country are taking part in the Y’s Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s nationwide initiative to help build strong, healthy communities. This free, annual event features a variety of family-friendly activities to encourage healthy kids, healthy families and a healthy start to the summer season.

“YMCAs across the country support families year-round through programs and resources that empower children to reach their full potential,” said Suzanne McCormick, President and CEO of YMCA of the USA. “As summer approaches, Healthy Kids Day serves as an important reminder for families to stay physically and mentally active and to make the most of the opportunities offered by their local Y.”

This year's Healthy Kids Day is sponsored nationally by Peanuts™  as part of a new multi-year partnership to increase summer camp access, innovative conservation programs, and camp leadership development for children across the U.S. and internationally. The partnership is a natural fit for Peanuts, whose outdoors-loving Beagle Scouts (Woodstock and his bird friends) and their leader, Beagle Scout Snoopy, represent fun and adventure in the outdoors. Peanuts is delighted to partner with the Y to inspire kids and families to keep their minds and bodies active throughout the summer months. 

“Healthy Kids Day is the perfect way to kick off our partnership with the YMCA as this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Beagle Scouts’ debut in the Peanuts comic strip,” said Melissa Menta, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications for Peanuts Worldwide. “We look forward to celebrating Snoopy and the Beagle Scouts’ love of the great outdoors with Y locations nationwide on Healthy Kids Day and throughout the camp season.”

To find a Healthy Kids Day location near you, ymca.org/hkd