HELP GIVE A CHILD THE GIFT OF SUMMER

You Can Be a Camper's Hero This Summer

Summer is the ideal time for kids to get up, get out and explore.  But for some kids in our communities, summer means no access to recreational or educational activities because of the cost.  YMCA Summer Camp is only available to them if they receive a Summer Camp Scholarship.  Y campers are less likely to experience summer learning loss and become inactive. With access to S.T.R.E.A.M. programs, swimming, sports and day trips, kids in Y camp can have the BEST SUMMER EVER.

We are counting on your support to help us continue the scholarship fund.


WHICH CHILDREN RECEIVE SUMMER CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS?

The Y Summer Camp Scholarship you fund with your gift will be awarded to a deserving, underserved family in your community.  Parents are able to go to work knowing that their children are in a safe, stimulating and happy place.  The campers who receive a scholarship to attend camp would not be there without YOU.

WHAT YOUR GIFT PROVIDES

$45    Provides a child with one week of camp swimming lessons, building self-confidence and critical water safety skills.

$70    Provides a week of healthy meals and snacks for our campers, ensuring children who rely on free or reduced-price meals during the school year can eat healthy all summer long.

$280  Ensures a child can attend summer camp, regardless of their family's financial situation.


LEAH'S STORY

The YMCA Scholarship Fund helped Leah...
and her three daughters through what was a difficult summer.  When Leah was downsized in her job, she went from a full-time to a part-time position.  After losing their apartment, the family was living in a church shelter.  Leah needed somewhere for her children to be cared for while she worked; because she was part-time she did not qualify for assistance from the State.  Leah turned to the YMCA.  The YMCA provided scholarships for her daughters to attend camp.  When not at work, Leah was able to find full-time employment and began working before school was back in session.  Now able to afford rent, Leah was able to make sure her daughters returned to their schools while living in their own space.

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