2017-HKD-ALLThe Community YMCA is hosting Healthy Kids Day® on Saturday, April 29, a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active now and through the summer.

Fun and fitness go together!

Families are invited to participate in fitness challenges, relay games, kids zumba and yoga, dabble in arts and crafts, sample healthy snacks, enjoy giveaways, view nutritional displays, and more!  Parents and guardians will also get plenty of great ideas for activities to keep kids active during the summer, a time when children are more prone to gain weight and fall behind academically.

This national YMCA initiative to improve the health and well-being of families and kids will take place at three of The Community YMCA facilities:

Camp Zehnder | 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

3911 Herbertsville Road, Wall, 08724

Walking tours of the 140-acre camp will be available and families will enjoy fun, fitness challenges, a bounce house, nutrition information, healthy snacks, and more. Families who attend Healthy Kids Day at Camp Zehnder can enter to win a free week of camp!

Teens interested in summer employment are also invited to attend.

Child Achievement Center | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

201 Broad Street, Matawan, 07747

Featured activities include a “Passport to Fun” with school-age games and crafts, face painting, kids Yoga demonstrations, healthy snacks for all from Red Wagon Meals and fitness fun with an obstacle course.

Family Health & Wellness Center | 12 to 3 p.m.

166 Maple Ave., Red Bank, 07701

Families will enjoy face painting, kids Hip/Hop and Zumba, a Teddy Bear Clinic with the Red Bank First Aid Squad, race relay and free throw contest, Giant Jenga, healthy snacks from Wegmans, a gift card raffle to local businesses, and more.

Families who attend Healthy Kids Day in Red Bank will be invited to get a jump on summer with a special priced summer membership.

For more information, call 732.671.5505.