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Healthy Kids Day- April 21

Keeping Kids Healthy, Active and Engaged This Summer

Summer is a time when children can let their imaginations run wild! From creating their own to plays to building forts in the backyard, there’s no limit to what kids can dream up.

Snow Mountain Ranch wants to ensure all kids awaken their summer imaginations through healthy eating habits and physical activity, because when a child is happy, healthy, motivated and excited, something amazing inevitably results.

That’s why, on April 21, we’re hosting Healthy Kids Day® to help ensure families have the tools they need to help kids stay active and engaged all summer long. The annual event is a nationwide-initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids and families. Healthy Kids Day is a powerful reminder not to let children idle away their summer days but instead, focus on physical and mental play. Across the nation nearly 1.2 million participants will partake in games, healthy cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts and more.

Here at Snow Mountain Ranch, families and children can take part in a full day of fun activities to motivate families to stay healthy and active.

Here’s the Healthy Kids Day schedule:

All day activities:
Mountain Family Center will be making smoothies
Climbing Wall
Community Mural- Choose your medium and put your stamp on our community mural.

Schedule of activities:
10:30 am – Stretch It Out: start the day off with a quick 10 minute stretch to get ready for our day of activities!
10:45 am – Dodgeball
11:00 am – Obstacle Course and Relay Races: try your best to finish our course as fast as you can, then try again to beat your time!
11:30 am – Human Hungry Hungry Hippos
12:00 pm – Totally Tennis: test your aim by trying to hit targets set up on our tennis courts
12:30 pm – Hoop There It Is: grab a hula hoop and get those hips moving! See if you can keep your hoop going the longest!
1:00 pm – Dodgeball Round 2
1:30 pm – Obstacle Course and Relay Races Round 2

“As we head into the summer, YMCA of the Rockies wants to help awaken kids’ imaginations and help them achieve amazing things. There are no days off for a child’s developing mind and body,” said Mary Ann Degginger, Programs Director at Snow Mountain Ranch.  “Healthy Kids Day is a great opportunity to educate families and engage kids to stay physically and intellectually active over the summer.”

Healthy Kids Day is free and open to the public

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