A hospital visit can be especially traumatic for a child who has no
previous experience with the hospital, sometimes fueling a lifetime of
health care fear and avoidance. At St.Vincent Clay, educational
tours are given to over 300 kindergarteners each year to help children
develop healthy attitudes about health care.
What the Tour Offers
- The tour gives children an up close and personal look at laboratory, radiology, emergency department and dietary services
- In the laboratory, the children get to see cultures under a microscope
The tour ensures that children will feel more at ease in the hospital
environment whether as a visitor or patient and avoid the anxiety and
fear that can interfere with healing and recovery.
St.Vincent Clay is proud to join the YMCA of Clay County in a
partnership focused on building healthy spirits, minds and bodies to
create a stronger community.
To touch children's lives, helping to create a strong foundation and
teach key values that they will carry throughout their lives.
financial support from St.Vincent Clay Hospital, and in conjunction
with the “Strong Kids Campaign,” the YMCA ensures all children, even
those children unable to pay, can participate in its programs.
Summer Camp - Educational and FUN Activities
Children from ages 6-13 are offered an opportunity to attend such
programs as the YMCA Summer Day Camp. During the summer, more than 150
children enjoy the summer day camp and are able to participate in
- Tutoring based on the Indiana Academic Standards