A Splashing Success: Healthy Kids Day 2023 at The Springfield Community Pool

A Day of Healthy Habits and Happiness

Wow, what a day we had! This year's Healthy Kids Day at the Springfield Community Pool was one for the books. We at the Summit Area YMCA (SAY) couldn't be prouder of the turnout and the incredible energy that each one of you brought on July 22nd.

The pool area was buzzing with laughter, high-fives, and a whole lot of splashes. Families from all over the Summit area joined us, making this day truly special. From pickleball and bingo to aqua fitness and craft sessions, the kids were all smiles. We loved seeing them dive into these fun, health-focused activities headfirst!

And it wasn't just about the games. We saw so many families eager to learn about nutrition and how to incorporate more fruits and veggies into their meals. We are grateful to our local vendors and community partners who enriched our event with their valuable information and resources.


At SAY, we see the potential in every child, and we were thrilled to watch them discover their own strengths throughout the day. As our own Tiffany Escott said, "Watching families embrace the spirit of the event was truly heartening. Each activity was designed to educate, inspire, and entertain, just like we aim to do at SAY."

Now, as we look back at the memories made and the lessons learned, we can't wait for the next Healthy Kids Day. Until then, we'll continue our mission to encourage our children to carry these healthy habits into their everyday lives.

Remember, Healthy Kids Day is more than just a day—it's our way of dedicating ourselves to the health and well-being of our children. Let's keep working together to create healthier generations, one day at a time!

Stay tuned for more from SAY, and let's continue to make every day a Healthy Kids Day! 


Our recent Healthy Kids Day was made all the more memorable thanks to the amazing vendors who lent their support. We extend our heartfelt thanks to:

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Providing education and support with its mission to save lives across the Garden State.
Contact: Deanna Brugger | Dbrugger@afsp.org
Instagram: @afspnewjersey

Home for Good Dog Rescue (HFGDR)
Non-profit based in Berkeley Heights rescuing dogs from high-kill shelters and giving them a new lease of life.
Contact: Anna Newmark | annanewmark@gmail.com
Instagram: @hfgdogrescue

Mosquito Joe of Edison - Westfield
Specialists in mosquito, tick & flea control services.
Contact: Jagadish Annepu | edison-westfield@mosquitojoe.com
Facebook: Mosquito Joe

Offering education, advocacy, and support for families, friends, and persons with mental health conditions.
Contact: Julie Donohue | juliedono@verizon.net

New York Life
Kerry Heneage from New York Life offered free Child ID services to give parents peace of mind.
Contact: Kerry Heneage | kheneage@ft.newyorklife.com
Facebook: Kerry Heneage NYL

Overlook Family Medicine/Atlantic Health System
Providing health and primary care services.
Contact: Stuart Green | stuart.green@atlantichealth.org

Springfield First Aid Squad, Inc.
Our town's own emergency medical services agency, providing opportunities for volunteers as young as 16.
Contact: EMS Chief | Chief@SpringfieldFAS.org
Facebook: Springfield FAS

Springfield Unity Project (SUP)
Working towards mental wellness in our community.
Contact: Andrea Blair | info@springfieldunityproject.org
Social Media: Springfield Unity Project on Facebook/Instagram

Your support made a significant difference in our event. Thank you!



In 1886, we were founded as the Young Men's Christian Association, but today, we are The Y. An association that values, and is made stronger by, its diverse people. We stand for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility — For a better us. We are committed to creating equal opportunity for all regardless of gender, age, disability, income, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious affiliation. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive culture in which our four core values — responsibility, honesty, caring and respect — are integral to everyday operations.

Each year, as one of the area’s leading 501(c)3 charitable organizations, the Summit Area YMCA serves more than 15,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services in an area spanning the New Jersey communities of Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling and Summit. Our history is rooted in working side-by-side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, we are able to offer financial assistance for our programs and services to those in need.