Monthly Archives: January 2018

Why I love our camp alumni!

By |2018-01-22T11:28:51-05:00January 22nd, 2018|

by Mark Dibble, CEO Camp’s alumni had a happy hour in December. I really wish I could’ve attended, but I was visiting my parents in Rochester, NY for the holidays. From all accounts, it was a great success because it was alumni led and staff supported, as any good staff-alumni partnership would be! In a time when cynics believe schools and non-profits just see their alumni as checkbooks, and when institutions think the alumni are stuck in the past, something different is happening here and it’s been awesome to watch. In the last few months, our alumni committee has really [...]

Thanks to you, we exceeded our goal!

By |2018-01-12T11:58:47-05:00January 12th, 2018|

At YMCA Camp Ockanickon, we believe in our mission, we love what we do, and we're committed to keeping up the good work. But we couldn't do it without the generosity of our supporters, donors and staff members. Here's an example of some great news coverage about the recent success of our 2017 annual campaign. We're humbly proud - and excited to continue on! Ockanickon exceeds its campaign goal! MEDFORD-YMCA Camp Ockanickon reached new heights during its 2017 annual campaign, exceeding its goal of $325,000 by more than $15,000.   “We are so humbled by the generosity and support of [...]

Try our chef’s famous “Blondies!”

By |2018-01-05T14:20:19-05:00January 5th, 2018|

by Chef Jason Ostroski, Food Service Director   Every year during the holidays, the staff here at camp hold a Cookie Exchange and I’ve become known for my White Chocolate Raspberry Blondies. There’s no secret to it. No tricks or special ingredients. Blondies are simply awesome… and a white chocolate raspberry combination just seals the deal on a great pan cookie!   So here’s my tried and true recipe for you all to try for yourselves!   Ingredients:   11 tablespoons butter, softened 2 cups light brown sugar, packed 1 tablespoon butterscotch pudding mix powder (“cook and serve,” not “instant”) [...]