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September 24, 2018

Camping at the Y Keeps Youth Learning All Summer


OSWEGO, NY – As summer fast approaches, Oswego Y Day Camp reminds parents that camping is a unique and invaluable experience. Summer is a critical out-of-school time when children can benefit from enriched learning, new experiences and making new friendships and memories that can last a lifetime.

“Camp provides a variety of opportunities to help ensure that youth are learning and
being physically active in the summer, a time of exploration,” says Amy Price, Y Camp
Director. “Campers also learn how to be responsible and resourceful, work in groups, solve problems and make decisions that will help them grow as individuals – all while having fun.”

From left: Zachary Grulich and Emily Thomas-Co-Directors for Camp Hollis Amy Price-Director Camp Director Oswego Y Day Camp

From left: Zachary Grulich and Emily Thomas-Co-Directors for Camp Hollis Amy Price-Director Camp Director Oswego Y Day Camp

This summer, the Oswego Y Day Camp will be operating out of Camp Hollis in Oswego.

“We are excited to have this opportunity to work with Camp Hollis and provide a unique camping experience with a day camp format,” she said.

Camp Hollis offers week long resident camping.

A leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development,
healthy living and social responsibility, the Y works to help children and teens discover their full potential by providing opportunities to learn and grow. According to Y camping experts there are five reasons why kids should attend summer camp:

1. ADVENTURE: Summer camp is all about a wide variety of fun adventures and new
experiences, and especially exploring the outdoors. YMCA camps have a new adventure
for every child . Visit www.oswegoymca.org for details.

2. HEALTHY FUN: Day and resident camps offer fun, stimulating activities that engage
the body and mind, and also help children and teens learn the importance of nutrition
to help improve their eating habits.

3. PERSONAL GROWTH: While being away from the routine back home, youth have a
chance to learn new skills, and develop confidence and independence by taking on new
responsibilities and challenges.

4. NEW FRIENDSHIPS: Amidst the fun of camp games, songs, swimming, canoeing and
talent shows, campers meet new friends.

5. MEMORIES: Summer camp is an unforgettable experience that will give each camper
memories (and campfire stories) that will last a lifetime. Youth return to school with
plenty of camp stories to share!

Both Oswego Y Day Camp and Camp Hollis provide exciting and educational camp programming for children.

To ensure that every child has the chance to go to camp, the Oswego YMCA offers financial assistance to those in need that would like to attend the Oswego Y Day Camp through the Membership For All program.

Friends of Camp Hollis also offers scholarships for youth to attend. To learn more about camp opportunities, visit www.oswegoymca.org or www.co.oswego.ny.us/youth/hollis or contact Oswego YMCA at 315-343-1981 or Camp Hollis 315-349-3451.

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