Monthly Archives: May 2018

More than summer camp …. School Age Childcare is our specialty, too!

By |2018-05-22T12:03:38-04:00May 22nd, 2018|

Here at YMCA Camp Ockanickon, we take great pride in running challenging, character-building, inspiring and enjoyable programs for children, teens, adults and families.  Through our summer camps, our class trips and retreats, our camp membership, our teen programs, we serve thousands of people each year in a positive way. But off property, we also have a great reputation as a top-notch childcare provider in area schools through our School's Out Program. Read about our School Age Childcare Director, MaryAnn Birchler, and her School's Out Program here: http://www.southjerseylocalnews.com/news/more-than-summer-camp-ocky-is-a-haven-for-kids/article_ec4b01fc-fa45-5770-9365-43b074cee5fa.html    

We grow great role models at camp – and we’re so proud of them!

By |2018-05-02T14:28:01-04:00May 2nd, 2018|

By MaryAnn Birchler, School-Age Child Care Director One of the best parts of my job is watching our participants grow into kind, mature young adults. When starting my position as the School’s Out Director in 2006, I remember meeting Charlie Kowalski; he was a first grader at Chairville Elementary at the time. Since then, I have been able to watch him succeed in so many areas. He then was a Stockwell camper and eventually became a Stockwell counselor. Before I knew it, Charlie was working at School’s Out, too. I must say, I think there was a ton of dust [...]