Five-minute activities to “climb” the world’s seven tallest mountains at 12bursts.org

Minneapolis, MN – The YMCA, a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, launched 7Summits, a virtual expedition where kids do short bursts of activity anytime, anywhere to climb the highest peaks on each continent.

The activities are designed to get kids moving and thinking as well as support parents in keeping the whole family healthy and active.

“We know families are still spending a lot of time at home and getting the recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity is tough,” said Glen Gunderson, president and CEO of the YMCA. “7Summits makes being active fun for kids and allows them to earn progress up and down the biggest mountains in the world.”

12Bursts.org is designed to help kids and families engage with the YMCA virtually from the comfort of where they are at whether it be at home, park or anywhere. With 7Summits, kids “climb” the seven highest mountains in the world by completing 10 plus activity bursts per day, all while learning about the mountains themselves. The activities range from 5 – 15 minutes and the mountains include:

  • Mount Vinson (Antarctica)
  • Mount Elbrus (Europe)
  • Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa)
  • Denali (North America)
  • Aconcagua (South America)
  • Mount Everest (Asia)
  • Mount Kosciuszko (Australia)

Learn more about 7Summits and other kid’s activity games at www.12bursts.org.

About the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities

The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities is a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Established 164 years ago, the Ys provide life-strengthening services across the greater Twin Cities metro region, southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin communities. The 29 Y locations and program sites, eight overnight camps, 10 day camps, and more than 90 child care sites engage more than 370,000 men, women and children of all ages, incomes and backgrounds. To learn more about the Y’s mission and work, visit www.ymcamn.org.