FIT KIDS

Who We Are

Fit Kids is the Boothbay Region YMCA’s afterschool program, designed to support working families while fostering each child’s cognitive, emotional, and physical development through experiences which focus on achievement, relationships and belonging. Fit Kids serves children in Kindergarten through 5th grade in the Boothbay Region (Boothbay Region Elementary School, Southport Central School, Edgecomb Eddy Elementary School).

What We Do

We provide a healthy, stimulating and safe environment at the Boothbay Region YMCA's Camp Knickerbocker. Our program allows for optimal outdoor space & activities for our students to participate in. Activities we offer include, but are not limited to:

  • Fort Building
  • Playground Time
  • Utilizing our equipment at the sports field & basketball court
  • Fishing & ice fishing
  • Hiking & nature exploration
  • Building fires (and cooking yummy snacks!)
  • Building snow people (and mermaids!)
  • STEAM curriculum
  • Arts & crafts
  • Swimming
  • Organized games & activities

When safe and we have time, we take field trips to local land trusts to go on a more extensive hike and get a change of scenery. 

Meet The Staff

Lindsey Senecal: Program Director

On her 5th season, Lindsey has been working with Fit Kids since she began her career at the Y. With a background in childcare and biology, Lindsey is a great person to have on the team as a leader. She spends her summers at Camp Knickerbocker serving as the nurse and the Assistant Camp Director. She also has been known to lead specialty camps such as Arts & Crafts & Sewing. She's great with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) activities and has some fun new things planned for us this school year. She can be reached by email at lsenecal@brymca.org.

Erin Gray: Senior Program Director

Erin serves as the Boothbay Region YMCA's Senior Program Director, heading up After-school, Summer Camp, and the Aquatics Department. Erin has extensive experience working with children and their families, as she was a summer camp counselor for Camp Pondicherry for 5 summers throughout college and her early twenties. Starting as a lifeguard and swim lesson instructor, Erin climbed the administrative ladder and ended her time with the Girl Scouts of Maine as a Program Director. Erin's favorite part about working with children is problem-solving and communicating with families. On the administrative side, she enjoys developing staff and teaching American Red Cross courses.

Meagan Cope: Support Staff

Meagan is joining us for her second season at Fit Kids, too. While Meagan joined the team a little later last school year, she's proven to be a ton of fun! You can find her playing a game or braiding someone's hair on any given day. She's super fun, energetic, thoughtful, and kind. Meagan will also be coaching the soccer team for the Middle and High School students this year. At Camp K, she served as our lead instructor for sports & archery. Meagan can also be found at the Y's front desk or at the Y working out! Meagan's favorite color is yellow and enjoys Swedish Fish!

Zada Smith: Support Staff

Zada is joining the team for her second season. She started out working at Camp K last summer and ended up falling in love! Zada is super creative and is a great person to lead art activities. At Camp K this summer, she co-piloted a new gardening program for the last 6 weeks of the season. With activities such as eco-spheres, seed bombs, pantyhose chia pets, self-watering plants, and more, Zada will help bring that program into the Fit Kids world, too. Zada's favorite color is pink, and she loves Redbull drinks!

Healthy Snacks

Each day we serve a healthy snack to our students. Bringing additional snacks for your hungry students is encouraged, but we do offer something for them to munch on after-school as well as full days. 

Special Opportunities

Full STEAM Ahead Grant Press Release

The "Full STEAM Ahead" Grant allows our program the opportunity to educate our participants on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Each month will have a different theme, actively engaging our Fit Kids in learning while being active. 

Additional Resources

Download "Know. See. Respond" to learn about red flag behaviors.

Vacation Camp

We also provide full day care on school vacations and in-service days. There will be a minimum & a maximum number of students required for us to run vacation camp, so please register early.

Contact

Lindsey Senecal
Program Director
lsenecal@brymca.org
207-633-2855 ext. 250

Erin Gray
Senior Program Director
egray@brymca.org
207-633-2855 ext. 255