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Mother Child Weekend!

By | 2013-09-07T12:20:29+00:00 September 7th, 2013|

Be sure to register for our annual Fall Mother Child Weekend at Camp Matollionequay! Activities like swimming, boating, ceramics and of course plenty of mother child time! http://www.ycamp.org/documents/2013FallMotherChildWeekend.pdf

Father Child Weekend!

By | 2013-08-31T12:16:24+00:00 August 31st, 2013|

Got nothing to do the weekend of September 27th? Then be sure to sign-up for our Fall Father Child Weekend at Camp Ockanickon! Lot's of fun planned with activities like boating, archery, fishing and of course plenty of Ga-Ga! http://www.ycamp.org/documents/2013FallFatherChildWeekend.pdf

Check it out….

By | 2013-08-24T07:41:04+00:00 August 24th, 2013|

Looking for an excuse to come back out to Camp this year? Check out some of the new and exciting programs being offered at YMCA Camp Ockanickon this fall! http://www.ycamp.org/documents/2013FallWinterCalendarComplete.pdf

Amazing story

By | 2013-08-17T18:24:01+00:00 August 17th, 2013|

I heard about this story this afternoon while visiting Frost Valley YMCA this afternoon. I was able to find the actual article and it's pretty amazing: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2396039/Pilots-turn-plane-pick-11-year-old-girl-cancer-New-York-summer-camp-lost-passport.html

The Y….MCA

By | 2013-08-10T15:10:12+00:00 August 10th, 2013|

So, in 2010 the YMCA officially became known as just The Y. In 1844, industrialized London was a place of great turmoil and despair. For the young men who migrated to the city from rural areas to find jobs, London offered a bleak landscape of tenement housing and dangerous influences. Twenty-two-year-old George Williams, a farmer-turned-department store worker, was troubled by what he saw. He joined 11 friends to organize the first Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), a refuge of Bible study and prayer for young men seeking escape from the hazards of life on the streets. Although an association of [...]

A father’s letter

By | 2013-08-03T07:21:55+00:00 August 3rd, 2013|

I came across this awesome letter the other day from a father to his daughter. Helps put in perspective why camp is pretty amazing. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/scott-shamberg/open-letter-to-my-daughte_b_3600125.html

Homesickness

By | 2013-07-27T05:20:00+00:00 July 27th, 2013|

I started to go to camp when I was 5 years old at the rec center in town. I really do not remember those summers but I do remember being homesick for some of the other years I went to camp. As I have gotten older, I have been able to understand why kids (and even sometimes adults) become homesick. I was recently reading an article centered around homesickness and it listed out some great tips for parents to help their children and there children's counselors combat homesickness. Before Camp Begins: •Avoid committing to a "Pick Up Deal." We find [...]

Go to Camp?

By | 2013-07-20T09:21:38+00:00 July 20th, 2013|

So I was browsing the amazing internet last night and came across this interesting article...debate....about the importance or non-importance of sending kids to Camp. http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/07/14/should-kids-go-to-sleepaway-camp

Stockwell Video’s

By | 2013-07-13T05:17:58+00:00 July 13th, 2013|

It's sometimes hard to stop and smell the roses when Camp is in full swing. I find myself thinking about the days when I was living in New York working at Frost Valley as a 17 year old counselor. Over the past couple of summers I have slowly moved farther and farther away from getting to regularly hang-out with campers. My days are filled with coding receipts, marketing, reviewing surveys and talking with parents....very glorious I know. Last year I started to take pictures because we purchased a new fancy camera and I was extremely excited because I know had [...]

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