Students enrolled in the Glendale YWCA's summer day camp begin each morning with a dip in the pool.
Later, after some free time, they do arts and crafts or play math and reading games in the nonprofit's new computer lab. Others shoot some hoops or play soccer. Whatever the activity, the focus of the camp is to keep the children active all day long, said camp Director Delie Bishil.
"A lot of people play soccer; I practice basketball," said Diego Ahmad, 8, of Glendale. "My mom usually likes me to go to camps. She doesn't always tell me why. And I really like Y camp."
This is the first year the Glendale YWCA is hosting a summer day camp, which is open to boys and girls ages 5 to 10. The camp's 10th and last session is Aug. 23 to 27.
The camp offers an opportunity for students to become physically and mentally fit, both areas in which children are lagging, Bishil said.