An Adventure For Your Family

An Adventure For Your Family
By Amy Woodard
Grab your tennis shoes and sunscreen and get ready to experience an afternoon in the great outdoors. YMCA Camp Cristina invites the community to a free family adventure day on Sunday, May 23, from 1–5 p.m. Located in the heart of Riverview, Camp Cristina offers 55 acres of outdoor fun. During the event, the YMCA will be showcasing many of the camp activities it has to offer. This free family event will feature archery, horseback riding, arts and crafts and some of the high ropes course. High ropes consists of a climbing wall, a leap of faith (jumping off a high tower), a zip line and a giant swing. Families will also be able to take camp tours and register for summer camp if they desire. Campers are able to create their own schedule of programs according to their interests.Camp Cristina combines the fun of sleep away camp with the convenience of a day camp. Campers enjoy participating in opening and closing ceremonies and camp songs and traditions. Day campers can choose their own adventure from exciting activities, including paintball, swimming, sports, high/low ropes, environmental education, arts and crafts, drama, music, horseback riding and canoeing. Specialty/sports campers will enjoy a half-day of their specific skill-based activities, and then splash in the pool and enjoy great outdoor games for the remainder of the day.Children ages 6-15 are encouraged to sign up for summer camp. Transportation between Camp Cristina and other local YMCAs will also be available.    Program Director Dana Snyder states, “Family Adventure Day gives kids the chance to experience first-hand what we have to offer at Camp Cristina, meet our staff and get excited about summer camp. Come join us for an afternoon of fun.”  YMCA Camp Cristina is located at 9840 Balm Riverview Rd. For more information call 677-8400 or ymcacampcristina.org.