YMCA Introduces Hop the Gap Campaign

Concerned about the health and achievement gaps many children face, particularly during the summer, the YMCA is launching a national campaign, Hop the Gap (

“Without access to daily lessons, enrichment and exercise, kids are at risk of falling behind during the summer months,” said JoAnna Severinsen, Summer Foods and Daycamp Director for the Door County YMCA. “This summer, we’re helping parents turn their good intentions into reality with programs designed to strengthen their kids’ minds and bodies and keep them on track for good health and academic success year-round.”

Locally, the Y helps kids hop the gap through summer learning activities offered during their licensed summer day camp, Summer Foods Program, free swimming lessons and more. For more information visit