YMCA DAY CAMPS TO BUILD SKILLS, FRIENDSHIPS AND MEMORIES FOR 53rd SUMMER
Since 1965, over 12,250 area youth have developed skills, friendships and memories at Meeting Waters YMCA summer camps. This summer marks the 53rd consecutive year that hundreds of area youth will keep their minds and bodies active throughout the summer at the regional Ys three day camp programs.
Y Day Camp for 6-13 year-olds offers eight one-week sessions between June 26th and August 18th. The Y’s Leader-in-Training program provides a week of leadership development (June 26-30) followed by three weeks working alongside camp staff. KinderCamp provides children entering kindergarten in the fall with a confidence-building experience from August 14th through 18th.
Family Camp takes place on Saturday July 22nd.
All camps are based at the regional Y’s 52-acre Lewis Day Camp facility, located on Route 5 in Springfield, just off I-91. Bus service is provided to and from camp each day from Walpole, North Walpole and Charlestown, as well as six towns in VT.
The regional Y’s camps participate in the federal Summer Food Program. All campers—regardless of town of residence or family income—qualify for a free healthy lunch each day.
Registration for the upcoming camp season has begun. To ensure that all youth have the chance to experience camp, the regional Y offers financial assistance from donations to its Reach Out to Youth fundraising campaign and accepts state child care financial assistance from both NH and VT.
A Camp Open House will be held on Saturday, May 20th from 1-3pm at the Y’s Lewis Day Camp facility on Missing Link Road/Route 5 in Springfield. For more information or to enroll, visit www.meetingwatersymca.org or call the Y office at 802-463-4769.