Summer is coming! Camp is right around the corner and we can’t wait to have all our campers back and welcome new campers to our family. Every season at camp is better than the last and 2017 was no exception! North Woods, Pleasant Valley, and Sandy Island were bustling, our staff was well-trained and the lives of many families and kids were forever changed through their summer camp experience. Some highlights from our 2017 season include:
189 lives were impacted by financial assistance thanks to our charitable supporters.
We provided a positive and exciting summer filled with memories and new friendships for nearly 800 North Woods and Pleasant Valley Campers
Over 1600 Sandy Island Campers retreated with us as a way to connect with their family, enjoy the beautiful splendor of the outdoors and get some respite.
5 Military Families joined our Camp Community
97 Teens engaged in our Leadership Development Programs as LITs and CITs
$193,014 was donated to our Annual Campaign – our highest ever!
7 donors added over $7000 to our camp specific Endowment Fund
$138,042 was raised to support special capital projects, including a new waterfront at Sandy Island and purchase new beds, mattresses and chairs throughout camp
With each passing year, our world gets a little bit faster, a little more complicated, and a little bit louder. Camp has long been the place for our families and kids to slow down, grow and develop leadership skills, challenge ourselves and appreciate the world around us. The Greater Boston YMCA Camping Services is committed to providing that experience to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay.
Without your commitment of both time and money, we would not be able to provide the gift of Camp to so many individuals. We hope you will continue your support this year and make a donation to our Annual Fund and/or an area that interest you.
I would be happy to talk to you about your gift to Camp or, if you are inclined, you can use this link to donate to the Annual Fund online today.
Thank you for your consideration and support!
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Y today in support of my efforts to strengthen community.
100% of every dollar donated to the YMCA’s annual campaign stays local. Your kind gift will build a better us by ensuring that the Y’s doors are open to all.
Together we can achieve so much more. Every gift makes a difference. Everyone has a role to play. Please join me and give today.
The Y. For a better you. For a better community. For a better us.™