Briana Malaska

Muskingum Family YMCA gears up for summer camps

by Briana Malaska on May 8, 2017 at 6:15 pm

ZANESVILLE, Ohio- Summer is right around the corner and the YMCA is ready for those warmer months.

Schools will be letting out for summer break in just a few weeks, believe it or not, and parents may be wondering what to do with those young ones. The Muskingum Family YMCA will be offering their summer day camps as a way to keep those kiddos occupied– and away from a screen.

“It gets the kids active, it gets them away from the games and all that stuff. We introduce them to a lot of nature stuff. They’re just constantly moving, that’s the main thing [and] fitness too. They’re constantly involved in something and they’re away from the games, and the TV, and they get a day full of activities,” said Jeff Radde, Executive Director of the Muskingum Family YMCA.

The camps also utilize the OUZ/Zane State college library, take part in volunteer opportunities with the Animal Shelter Society and, of course, beat the summer heat with the outdoor pool. But, they also offer funding for low income families.

“We don’t turn anyone away, we’re licensed through the Department of Job and Family Services,” said Radde. “If a kid wants to come to camp we have funds that can help that.”

The YMCA has filled their pool for the season and is all set for a June 3rd opening.

For a full list of pricing for the day camps and pool passes you can visit their website at