YMCA Camp Ockanickon
Camp Matollionequay
& Lake Stockwell

Posts made in December, 2011

Happy New Year!

Posted by on Dec 31, 2011

What an amazing 2011 we had here at YMCA Camps of Medford! This year was filled with some new and exciting programs and 2012 looks to be even better. From all of us at the YMCA Camps of Medford, we wish you a safe and Happy New Year!

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Winter Camp Continued

Posted by on Dec 29, 2011

Day 3 of Winter Camp has been a blast! Today, our campers chose an activity in which they wanted to participate in, what we call “choice activity”. There were many activities to choose from:  dodgeball, kickball, gaga, nature  hike, snow flake making, chess, etc.  My favorite to watch today was improv. During one segment campers were to pretend to be on a park bench and try to make the other person feel awkward. When one person felt awkward he/she left and another camper sat on the bench. It was extremely funny and the campers had a blast using their creative minds! Lynn Passsarella Assistant School Age Child Care/Day Camp...

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Winter Camp!

Posted by on Dec 28, 2011

Winter Camp is in full swing and we are having a wonderful time!  Activities include Cooking, Arts and Crafts, Earth Education, Challenge Course, Archery, Air Riflery, Gaga and much more! At lunch today, we had a sing-a-long dance party and it was a blast!  It is only day 2 of Winter Camp and with 3 more days to go, the fun and excitment has only just...

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Posted by on Dec 26, 2011

The Holiday Season is a very special time at Camp for my family and me.  Not exactly a relaxing time getting all of the preparations ready for my daughter, Katelyn’s second Christmas, getting everything set up for Winter Camp, and running back and forth between relatives’ homes, but a very special time.  It sometimes get so busy that we forget about why it is such an important time of year.  I was really reminded about the spirit of the season late on Christmas Eve after we put Katelyn to bed.  MaryAnn and I finally got to sit down after being on the run all day and watched the last hour of the Jimmy Stewart Christmas classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life.”  It remind me that I really have been blessed with a wonderful life.  In addition to having a truly wonderful family who I love deeply, I have been blessed to have a job that I also love, a job that has allowed me to be part of second family.  My Camp family has been just as influential to me as my blood relatives and is just as dear to me.  During this Holiday Season, I hope all of my Camp family truly recognizes what a “Wonderful Life” it is. Brent Birchler Boys Camp...

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Happy Holidays

Posted by on Dec 22, 2011

Happy Holidays from YMCA Camp Ockanickon!! We hope you enjoy this holiday season with your loved ones. Hope to see you next week for Winter Camp!

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Who's excited for Winter Camp?

Posted by on Dec 21, 2011

I can’t believe the holidays have snuck up on me. So much to do so little time. I just got done checking the weather for next week and it appears that we are going to have great weather for winter camp. Knowing that brings a smile to my face. Our theme this year is going to be Toy Story. We have a jammed packed week of fun plan for everyone topped off on Friday with a Special Events Day! I hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday and I can’t wait to see you at winter camp but if I don’t Happy New...

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