When you send a kid to camp, not only will these memories last a lifetime but the confidence, social skills, and academic enrichment opportunities will help kids become successful adults. Camp fosters a connection to others and a connection to the wider community. Camp is a place where children learn to appreciate and understand each other. Programs like "Camp for All" level the playing field and provide inclusion specialists so everyone can experience the magic of camp.
Camp is also a place where learning continues. All of our YMCA Summer Camps offer Imagination Station, a summer reading program; aimed at helping our youngest campers hone their literacy skills. Year-after-year, over 98% of our Imagination Station campers have maintained or increased their reading levels.
When you send a kid to camp they are given the opportunity to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.