Camp Kitchi

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary Of Camp Kitchikewana

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It’s hard to believe it’s been a hundred years already! Time sure flies when you’re having fun! For one hundred years on Beausoleil Island, YMCA Camp Kitchikewana has offered a values-based camp for the kids of Simcoe County and the surrounding area. Camp Kitchi is committed to helping kids learn and grow with each other, challenging themselves in outdoor environments …

community

Kids and Community Service: Enriching the Neighbourhood

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With the increase of screen time among the younger generation, there’s a sharp decline of social, group activities outside in favour for more solitary time indoors. Being parents, teachers, mentors and guides to the always present next generation is an important one. It’s this key point as to why we should be positive role models and show the wonderful possibilities …

Music Fest Collage

Making Beautiful Music Together Since 1944

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For over 75 years now, students in our community have come together to practice, perform and perfect musical repertoire treasured throughout the ages at the annual Midland Y’s Men’s Music Festival. Each year a new ensemble of talent unites their extraordinary academic and artistic skills for a spectacular experience that is loved and appreciated by all.   From Bach and …

7 Benefits of Music

7 Benefits of Music That Positively Influence Children’s Lives

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From the time babies are born, we instinctively use music to calm and soothe our little ones. Lullabies, nursery rhymes, sing-song voices, rhythmic expressions of love… It’s no surprise that infants will recognize a song’s melody before they understand words! Music is and has always been a prominent method of engaging, interacting and entertaining children of all ages. But did …

Youth Night

Free Activities for Youth and Teens

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We’ve all heard the complaints. Today’s youth don’t get enough exercise and physical activity. All of their socializing is done online with their heads buried in their devices. Kids never just “hang out” and play anymore. There aren’t many affordable entertainment options for the youth in our area and It costs a small fortune to see a movie at the …

Keep the Kids Busy for the Holidays with these 6 Activities

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Keep the Kids Busy for the Holidays with these 6 Activities While the holidays are full of fun, family, and festivities, they can also be a challenge for parents. In our last blog, Trade the Pokeball for a Volleyball!, we mentioned those two cringe-worthy words every parent dreads: I’M BORED! While the YMCA Youth Nights are great on Fridays, we …