Working parents are scrambling to find alternative day care for their kids due to school cancellations across the Upper Peninsula.
The YMCA has instituted a Snow Day Program where parents can bring their kids in for supervision starting at 7:30am until 5:30pm.
Employees say although it is a bit more work, it’s also a bit more entertaining.
“It’s a lot more fun when it’s more kids because the kids get to interact with each other and it’s a lot easier to play a lot of the tag games,” YMCA Food and Fun Program Director Courtney Russell said. “The kids seem to have a lot more fun when it’s a lot of them. Some of the kids only see each other when they have snow days or it’s a day camp so it’s like a mini reunion for a lot of our kids.”
“We have a bunch of different crafts, games for them to play with. Camp games, they can run around and play tag in the gym. We also have the kids gym which has a lot of our gymnastic mats which the kids really enjoy and they also get to go swimming as well,” she said.
There is a cost for the YMCA Snow Day Program, but members receive a discount.
For more information, call your local YMCA or visit their website.