Winter break program keeps kids mentally, physically active


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YMCA activity leaders Kristi Brown (left) and Maya Mitchell get ready to play a game with children in an after-school program at McCordsville Elementary School. (Photo by Tom Russo / Daily Reporter)


Dylan Dreiman, 10, (left) and his sister, Marissa Dreiman, 8, play a game with straws and ping pong balls at the YMCA's Youth Enrichment School's Out Camp at McCordsville Elementary School. (Photo by Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)


McCORDSVILLE — For a first-grader on Christmas break, there’s not much better than having the run of the school after making and downing a chocolate chip-marshmallow snowman covered with sprinkles.

That makes for high octane recreation, and 6-year-old Alexis Thornton was revved and ready Monday at the YMCA’s Youth Enrichment School’s Out Camp at McCordsville Elementary School.

“I like free-choice a lot,” Thornton said, not long after munching her snowman snack and just before she rocketed out the door for free play in the gym.

The McCordsville location is one of more than 15 camp locations from Geist to Whiteland, with three located in Hancock County.

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