The Penobscot Bay YMCA will present a full schedule of free activities and programs designed to keep children healthy and safe at its annual Healthy Kids Day event Saturday, April 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“This event is all about providing useful information and hands-on tools that parents can use and activities that children will enjoy doing,” said the YMCA’s Youth and Family Services director, Jen Curtis. “With childhood obesity reaching all-time highs, fun activities that encourage children to exercise and healthy snacks that provide good nutrition are more important than ever. This event will bring many community resources together at the YMCA to bring this important information to parents and children.”

Children will enjoy a potpourri of fun and healthy activities and numerous safety demonstrations, including:

• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Rock climbing wall open

• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Children’s arts and crafts activities

• 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.: Children’s story reading with Liza Gardner Walsh of the Rockport Public Library

• 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.: Canine demonstration with Jeremy Wesbrock of the Maine State Police

• 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Camden-Rockport Skippers Demonstration (jump rope group)

• 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Healthy snack ideas with Nancy Laite

• 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Youth Mini Triathlon (jump rope, run laps, swim test, laps)

• Noon to 1 p.m.: Retro games, including three-legged races, sack races, Dizzy Lizzy and others

• Noon to 2 p.m.: Free swim assessment

• Noon to 2 p.m.: Open swim and water slides in the therapy pool

• 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.: CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Children’s Health), a physical and nutritional approach to children’s health with Andy Jablonski

• 1 to 2 p.m.: Open swim in the main pool

• 1 to 2 p.m.: Open gym

• Time to be determined: Stomp demonstration with Annie Laurita

A fire engine and a U.S. Coast Guard boat will also be on display for demonstrations. All activities are free. For more information, call the YMCA at 236-3375 or visit