Free from screens and filled with friends, you can give local kids a summer they'll love. 

As another school year comes to a close and we look forward to summer, one thing is true: kids just need to be kids. They need to turn off the screens, go outside, play, and be with other kids.

This summer, we ask for your support to ensure kids have a fun and safe summer, and parents have peace-of-mind knowing the Y is here to help.

YMCA summer camp programs are more important than ever. Your support will:
  • Provide an outdoor, screen-free environment for children to play and have fun.

  • Build friendships – new and old – as campers spend the day together in new activities, rebuilding social skills.

  • Provide healthy meals and snacks to children who rely on school breakfast and lunch to get enough to eat.

  • Surround our children with positive role models who care about their emotional, mental and physical health.

  • Allow parents to work, knowing their children are in the best care.

  • Extend learning beyond the school year as we incorporate STEM, math and literacy in to our camp day.

Your generosity will help kids like Liam:

“Liam has always been a little shy and would spend hours playing video games if we let him. He has a few friends, but it takes some nudging to get him to go outside and play. Last year my work schedule changed and we needed full-time care for him during the summer. We enrolled him in YMCA Day Camp and couldn’t have been happier. The counselors were patient as they welcomed him each day. They sensed it would take him a little longer to warm up, but once he did – he was a different kid. The fresh air, sunshine, and days filled with activities sparked something in him. While he’s not the loudest in camp, I feel like his smile is the biggest. He’s gained confidence in himself and has made new friends. We couldn’t have done it without the financial assistance we received and I am so grateful.

Your support will help kids like Liam in our community have the fun and enriching summer they so desperately need.

If you are able, please consider making a gift to the YMCA so that we can help kids in our community thrive this summer. Thank you for partnering with the Y and joining with us as we help a new generation grow strong!


Questions? Contact Alice Dontanville, VP of Marketing and Development, at