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YMCA youth camp has openings

SPRINGFIELD-The Meeting Waters YMCA still has openings in its Lewis Day Camp program. Its leaders are reaching out to parents with four family-centered qualities of the regional YMCA's camp.

"While there are many benefits to parents and kids, as it relates to parents, we like to stress four themes," said camp director Susan Fortier. "First is our quality. We know that is most important to all parents. Our staff, facilities, curriculum and practices are second-to-none. Second, our camp schedule is based on most parents' working schedules. Third, we offer bus service from Vermont and New Hampshire. And, fourth, our rates are competitive but we have several forms of financial assistance for those who still can not afford our fees."

Fortier explained that Lewis Day Camp is unique in that it is licensed as a school-age child care program with regulatory agencies in both Vermont and New Hampshire.

Youngsters that have completed kindergarten through 13 years-of-age canm attend both one- and two-week sessions June 28 through Aug. 20. Core camp activities include YMCA swim lessons, sports, arts and crafts, free swim, cooperative games, hiking, archery, nature education, and canoeing. All of this takes place on the Meeting Waters YMCA's 52-acre property in Springfield, Vt.

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.

For more information, call the camp through the following local telephone exchanges: Brattleboro 802-246-1036, Bellows Falls 802-463-4769 or Springfield 802-885-8131.

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