The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy summer camps offer day camps to give children and pre-teens in Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge Township, South Amboy and Piscataway. “YMCA summer camp supports the social-emotional growth, cognitive development and physical well-being of kids,” says Lisa Sanguiliano, district executive of operations. “In our camps, kids are in a welcoming environment where they can belong, they’re building relationships, developing character and discovering their potential. We really encourage parents to give their kids the gift of camp to keep their kids active and engaged throughout the summer.” Sanguiliano says there are five reasons why children and teens should attend summer camp: adventure, healthy fun, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math), friendships and memories. If you’re interested in helping send kids to camp this summer, you can donate to the Y at www.ymcaofmews.org/give. A leading nonprofit committed to nurturing the potential of youth, the Y has been a leader in providing summer camp for over 131 years. For more information, visit www.ymcaofmewsa.org or contact Jeanine Costa at 732-516-9200 ext. 1122.