YMCA GTA Blog

4 energy burning activities for active kids to do at home this winter

January 02, 2017

After a few blasts of wintry weather, you’re likely looking for fun ideas to keep your high-energy kids moving during weekends and snow days. The YMCA Play ON program has chosen four activities that use household items, incorporate the five physical literacies (hopping, walking backwards toe to heel, running back and forth, throwing, and kicking) […]

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How to fit fitness into your busy holiday schedule

December 27, 2016

The holidays are supposed to be a time for some much-needed R&R, but they often end up being more hectic than your usual routine. It’s tempting to ditch your next gym session to free up some time, but you’ll actually be more productive if you can fit fitness into your busy schedule. Here are four […]

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What we are looking for in our YMCA Day Camp candidates

December 16, 2016

What makes a great YMCA Day Camp staff member? It’s something our team has been thinking about a lot as we work to recruit an amazing team for summer 2017. While an applicant’s resume and cover letter usually give us a good understanding of their experience and qualifications, the interview process is the time we […]

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