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Selecting the Right Summer Camp Program

It may not feel like it, but summer will be here before you know it. And for most parents, that means finding the best summer overnight camp or day camp program for your children. Summer camp is awesome; I attended quite a few in my pre-teen years. I gained confidence and character, made long lasting relationships, accomplished things I didn't think I could, stayed active physically and mentally, and created lifelong memories. However, all kids are different and careful thought and consideration should be taken to make sure they attend a camp that is the right fit. more

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Keeping the Why in the Y

A camper for life gives his perspective on why summer programs bring so much positive change to our youth.  more

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Making a Difference in Uruguay Pt. 4: Tim

This is an ongoing series as told by a group of young leaders who visited Uruguay to help make a difference at the Y and surrounding communities. This is Tim's trip. His words. His story.  more

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Making a Difference in Uruguay Pt. 3: Nate

This is an ongoing series as told by a group of young leaders who visited Uruguay to help make a difference at the Y and surrounding communities. This is Nate's trip. His words. His story. 

This past summer, I was selected, along with ten other teens, to travel to Uruguay as a part of a leadership program with my YMCA camp, Camp Becket-Chimney Corners. more

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Making a Difference in Uruguay Pt. 2: Talia

This is an ongoing series as told by a group of young leaders who visited Uruguay to help make a difference at the Y and surrounding communities. This is Talia's trip. Her words. Her story. 

ICEP, (International Camper Exchange Program) is a global community service program where you travel to one of various locations to complete service projects and integrate with the local people and their culture.  ICEP Uruguay 2014 completed various types of service projects ranging from social service to physical aid. more

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Camp Counseling: So Much More than Just Fun and Games

It struck me during orientation how well prepared camp counselors are to enter the workforce. In just one week, camp counselors learn professionalism, collaboration, and responsibility. This personal and professional development does not happen in a strictly academic setting. more

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Synchronize Your Watches: It’s Flip-Flop Time!

We’re itching in our britches to leave school behind and get out into summer. Into the long summer afternoons when the days stretch into night and watermelon drips down our elbows. Tie up loose ends at school and get ready, it’s coming. more

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