Monthly Archives: May 2015

Why You Should Be A Camp Counselor

By | May 27th, 2015|

Many children who have spent a summer at camp must make that crucial decision in their life when they are finally able to work, “Should I become a camp counselor or should I find a ‘real’ job?” The answer is simple, you should become a camp counselor! Now being a camp counselor is not only for those who have attended camp. In fact, being a counselor is something everyone should experience because it provides you with as much a positive impact as it does being a camper. […]

Unplug & Connect

By | May 20th, 2015|

Have you ever been out with a group of friends or at a family dinner and noticed that everyone was on their cellphones at the same time? A study has revealed that children, ages 8 through 18, spend upwards of 7.5 hours staring at some form of technology. With televisions, video games, laptops, smart phones, and tablets; access to technology and information has increased greatly over the past decade. With the push of a button or the touch of a screen, one can now access a near infinite amount of information and entertainment. However, as on-screen communication increases, studies have also [...]

Our Board President

By | May 13th, 2015|

My name is Dave Herron and I have now been a board member for longer than I was a camper. But both experiences have helped to shape me personally and professionally.  […]

Our Camp Directors

By | May 6th, 2015|

My name is Brent Birchler and I am the Boys Overnight Camp Director at YMCA Camp Ockanickon.  I first came to camp in the early 1980’s as a member at the Family Swim Center.  My parents would take me swimming, boating, and fishing during the summer months.  After a few years as a member, I had my first overnight camp experience at the annual Kids Convention, a program Ockanickon used to run during Teacher Conventions in November.  From then on, I was hooked on camp!  […]

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