Monthly Archives: June 2018

Scouts and friends come out in droves (with drone!) to help spruce up camp

By |2018-06-18T17:10:45-04:00June 18th, 2018|

Eagle Scout Service Projects at YMCA Camp Ockanickon - By Susan Miller, Director of Marketing/Communications It truly takes a village – maybe even a hefty community – to prepare for the thousands of campers and visitors who come to YMCA Camp Ockanickon each year. Fortunately, we have a legion of dedicated volunteers who step up when help is needed. And that includes local Eagle Scouts. Back in May, Jacob Delancy of Medford, a Boy Scout with Troop 20, took on a most ambitious Eagle Scout Service Project at Cherokee Beach, one of four beaches at our 800-acre camp. He and [...]

Martial arts at day camp? Yes, we’re offering it this summer!

By |2018-06-04T14:13:45-04:00June 4th, 2018|

A Lake Stockwell Day Camp experience is about so much more than swimming, boating and archery, according to Lynn Passarella, the camp’s director. Lake Stockwell Day Camp, is part of YMCA Camp Ockanickon, and it has been since 1990. “We also specialize in afternoon ‘after camp’ programs that encourage children to become their very best selves,” Lynn explained. One such program is martial arts, which will be run at day camp this summer by Brian Preston of Martial Arts Fitness Center in Marlton. “We’re excited to partner with Lake Stockwell and the YMCA Camp Ockanickon organization,” said Preston. “Our youth [...]