Together We Thrive: 7 Summer Activities You Can Enjoy at the Countryside YMCA

YMCA membership has provided a huge list of benefits to people from all walks of life for many years. The programs and activities Countryside offers during the summertime suit everyone from active seniors to the smallest child. Whether you are looking for intense fitness, education and exploration, or pure fun, you can find it in these seven summer activities at the YMCA.1 - Stay Cool At The Aquatic Center of PoolEnjoy a hot summer afternoon with a dip in the pool at Countryside YMCA. It offers swim safety lessons for young children all the way up to competitive swimming and diving for teens. Adults can learn about aquatic safety, get fit with a water aerobics class, or take a water adventure in kayaking and scuba, too.

2 – Get Active and Improve Your HealthEnjoy a wide variety of exercise classes, sports games, and fitness opportunities both indoors and out. Sign up for a personal trainer, learn a new healthy habit, or just have fun. Some of the options include boxing, fitness dance, Pilates, triathlon training, and Zumba.

3 – Learn a New LanguageIn the heat of the season, you may prefer summertime activities that keep you inside and engaged mentally instead of physically. The YMCA offers both Spanish and German lessons to members across age groups. There is even an opportunity for preschoolers to learn Spanish. Other educational opportunities include math and STEM

4 – Enjoy a Variety of Arts and CraftsSummertime is an excellent opportunity to learn something new that you cannot get in a regular school setting. Consider one of the diverse art, craft, or media classes at the YMCA. These include everything from general kids crafts events to building with Lego, sewing lessons, wheel pottery, photography, dance, and more.

5 – Play or Learn a New SportWhether you want to expand your knowledge of popular games like basketball, baseball, and tennis or simply want to find someone to play with in the summertime, the YMCA has the perfect opportunities for you. Play in a league, take a lesson, or show up for a pickup game.

6 – Simply Enjoy the Great OutdoorsThe Countryside YMCA membership provides access to some glorious outdoor locations and amenities that can make every summer day enjoyable. Even if you do not want to take a class or play a sport, you can find something wonderful to do. The Lebanon and Little Miami bike trails and groomed nature trails run through the property. There are accessible playgrounds to enjoy with the kids.

7 – Consider Summer Camp for KidsKeeping kids busy in the summer when school is out of session can be a challenge. Summer camps offer a variety of YMCA activities as diverse as cheerleading, rock climbing, choir, police academy, robotics and more. Of course, there are plenty of traditional camp activities to enjoy, too.

For more information about the Countryside YMCA, please visit their website