Monthly Archives: October 2017

Universal lessons learned this summer – about peace, understanding and the power of Y

By |2017-10-24T11:05:39-04:00October 24th, 2017|

by Dave Kaubin, Outdoor Center Director “Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” – Albert Einstein How does one achieve peace? Where do you start and what does success look like when you’re finished? Those are some pretty difficult questions. Questions I never really intended to contemplate. However, this past summer, I found myself in the company of a group of people doing just that. I had the honor of spending time with an amazing group of young Y leaders this summer. Together, about 40 of us traveled from all over the world to [...]

An Emerging Leader at camp!

By |2017-10-24T10:35:38-04:00October 24th, 2017|

by Susan Miller, Director of Marketing/Communications Greg Keresztury, our Director of Operations, seems to have the ability to be in several places at once here at camp. Since joining the staff at YMCA Camp Ockanickon, Inc. early in 2016, he is pretty much involved in every aspect of the running of our busy camp programs. On most days, he can be seen in a golf cart, darting from place to place within our 800-acre property. Greg's an unassuming guy, but it's easy to tell that he's clearly in his element here. Greg has an interesting background; he has a law [...]

Registration now for Summer Camp 2018 … Here’s why!

By |2017-10-16T10:08:55-04:00October 16th, 2017|

Why Register Early? By Greg Keresztury, Director of Operations Once the sugar sand has settled on the camping season, we almost immediately turn the page to the next summer.  In the world of camping, there really isn’t an “off-season” or “quiet-time,” as we transition from the busy camp season to a different kind of busy.  Yes, believe it or not, we are still working hard when camp isn’t in session, as we almost immediately begin debriefing the summer – asking ourselves what went well and what could be improved for next year?  We begin focusing on themes and special events, [...]