At Glendale YMCA's annual summer day camp, summer means getting out of the house and hitting the park on Fridays or going to Raging Waters, the Santa Monica Pier, El Capitan and Universal Studios on Wednesdays, in addition to activities at the campus.
"Our camp is three days indoor, two days outdoor," said camp Director Saleh Saleh. "It's a different environment. They get to actually be here and do what they want to do. Being in school all year, some of these kids don't come to the parks often. This is a perfect time for them."
The camp instills positive values in kids by teaching them good habits, like getting out and exercising instead of just sitting at home all day, he added.
The camp, which hosts up to 30 kids, features water games, free-play time and cookouts.
"I think it's going to be fun and exciting," said first-time summer day camper David Gedelekyan, a 6-year-old student at Columbus Elementary.