Grand Traverse Bay YMCA wrote -
In 2016, $30,012 helped 58 kids go to Summer Camp and have a safe, positive environment to stay active and engaged.
In 2017, we want to help 75 kids go to Summer Camp!
Why is Summer Camp a vital part of a child's success?
Over the summer, many kids can become disengaged, lose up to 3 months reading proficiency and become isolated, spending days at home while mom and dad are at work.
Summer Camp is full of new experiences and adventures for kids. Campers go on hikes, field trips, play gaga balls, build projects, use their imagination, read and hear from guests like the Blue Angel pilots for non-stop educational fun.
Kids also participate in our Reading Around the World program during camp to help bridge the reading gap over the summer.