YMCA Summer Camp - Lower Fees & More

The Meeting Waters YMCA, the region's largest provider of summer camp programming, has announced its plans for the summer of 2010.

It is anticipated that, once again this year, over 300 different youth ages 5-15 from over two dozen Vermont and New Hampshire communities will attend a Meeting Waters YMCA camp this summer. The regional Y's camps will take place over an eight-week period from June 28 through August 20.

Two significant policy changes are designed to help parents in these challenging economic times. Even though its camp fees were already among the lowest in the area - even compared to camps that do not provide transportation - Meeting Waters YMCA has lowered the cost of camp this year.

In addition, it has added more one-week sessions. It is hoped that both of these moves allow parents to access the regional Y's high-quality camp programs.

For the 46th consecutive year, Meeting Waters YMCA will once again offer Lewis Day Camp for youth ages 6-13.

Core camp activities include YMCA swim lessons, sports, arts & crafts, free swim, cooperative games, hiking, archery, nature education, and canoeing. All of this takes place on the Meeting Waters YMCA's beautiful 52 acre property in Springfield. Eight one-week and four two-week sessions are offered this summer.

Other Meeting Waters YMCA camps include KinderCamp for children entering kindergarten in the fall, Leaders-in-Training for 14 and 15 year-olds, and Family Camp.

Bus transportation is provided to Lewis Day Camp, KinderCamp, and Leaders-in-Training at no additional cost from Bellows Falls, Brattleboro, Charlestown, Chester, Putney, Saxtons River, Springfield, Walpole, and Westminster. .

More information about all of the Meeting Waters YMCA's camps and financial assistance is available at their camp Open House to be held on Saturday, May 22nd from 10 until noon at their Lewis Day Camp facility on Route 5 in Springfield.

More information, including a downloadable brochure and pre-registration materials, is available at www.meetingwatersymca.org or by calling the Meeting Waters YMCA office nearest you-Brattleboro: 246-1036; Bellows Falls: 463-4769; or Springfield: 885-8131.

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