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YMCA Healthy Kids Day

YMCA Healthy Kids Day

Help Improve Families’ Health and Well-being

Date: May 11 | Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Venue: Scioto Audubon Metro Park

400 W Whittier
Columbus, OH 43215

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The YMCA of Central Ohio, in partnership with 10TV - WBNS and 10TV Commit To Be Fit, is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active all summer long. Healthy Kids Day® features a full day’s worth of fun and activities for the whole family, including: games, obstacle courses, sand volleyball, gaga, climbing wall, fitness classes, entertainment, arts and crafts and more to motivate and teach families how to develop healthy routines at home. 


Join Besa and the YMCA to help improve families health and well-being. Besa volunteers will support kayak experiences for youth with the American Kayaking Association. Volunteers will help distribute and fit life jackets, help participants get into and out of their kayaks, and provide general safety support. 


Because you'll be working with youth, all volunteers must also sign-up through the YMCA volunteer portal and complete a free background check. This background check does not pull your credit rating and therefore, will not have an impact on your credit score.


Link to sign-up and the background check:


  • Staff from the YMCA and American Kayaking Association will provide a brief training and orientation
  • 16 is the minimum age required and all minors must be accompanied by an adult

  • Wear comfortable/workout clothes

  • This event will be outside, please dress comfortably for the weather
  • Volunteers will receive a YMCA tee to wear during the event
  • We encourage volunteers to bring a bottle of water or whatever keeps them hydrated.
  • Designated parking for volunteers will be available at the Scioto Audubon Metro Park. Please follow the signs for volunteer parking. 
  • This event is ADA accessible. 
  • Court-appointed volunteering: At this time, we can not accept court-appointed requests


Click here for more information about the Y and Healthy Kids Day.