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The Willmar Civic Center is hosting Healthy Earth, Healthy Kids on April 27 at 10:00 a.m. This free event features a variety of family-friendly activities to encourage healthy kids, healthy families and a healthy start to the summer season.


In celebration of this kick-off to summer, we are sharing a list of five activities that we encourage you to introduce to your kids. The goal is to have them try something new by promoting a variety of opportunities to get involved in active play – hopefully, this will inspire a lifetime love of physical and mental activity! Share these activities with your children and inspire them to “find their fun” by discovering an activity that they love.


Find your Fitness with Y360

Your child can benefit from your family's YMCA membership even more with Y360. With youth sports lessons, kids' yoga, and so much more, your child will find their FITNESS anywhere, anytime. Visit to learn more.


Find your Adventure with Y Summer Camp

Summer is a time for kids to explore new things and expand the limits of their imagination. At The Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA, every day is a new adventure! With a variety of educational field trips and a ton of activities with new friends, many kids find their ADVENTURE with the Y. Visit to learn more about Summer Adventure Camp.


Find Your Swimming Skills with Y Swim Lessons

The Y has been teaching kids to swim for over 100 years. Swim lessons at the Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA help children find their CONFIDENCE as they learn how to stay safe in and around the water. Visit to learn more about Y swim lessons.


Find Your Stride with Heart & Sole Running Club

Heart and Sole goes beyond running, teaching Willmar Area kids valuable life skills through interactive lessons and games. You'll be amazed as your kid finds their STRIDE both in running and in life.


Find Your Passion with Youth Sports

Youth sports are just the start of something bigger–, aside from teaching fundamental skills, they also teach the value of teamwork, help fuel determination, and build character. At The Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA, we have a variety sports programs to help keep children active while igniting their PASSION for something greater. Visit one of the sports pages below to learn more.