Ways to give

Boat Racks

By | May 4th, 2013|

A huge thanks to the Haddonfield Y's Men for coming out and building some new boat racks for Camp! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151588264785743.1073741831.558140742&type=1

Ancient Prime Time Television

By | April 16th, 2013|

In the 21st century, it is safe to say that when most people look at the stars, they think of science. Perhaps they are reminded of lessons that they learned in school about what causes the motion of celestial objects, or perhaps they are looking for something they heard about in the news. What we often forget; however, is that before we were able to scientifically explain astronomy, the stars were more of a cultural phenomenon than a scientific one. Before television, electricity, the printing press, or even a written language, parents of ancient times had the same monumental task [...]

Roll Up Your Sleeves

By | April 13th, 2013|

When you volunteer at Camp Ockanickon, you take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change right in your own neighborhood. For RUYS, our Camp staff develops a task list ranging from jobs that require no specific skills to jobs that require someone with carpentry, plumbing or electrical skills. RUYS is an amazing opportunity for students looking to fulfill community service hours and companies, individuals and families who just want to make a difference and help give back. We look forward to seeing you! http://www.ycamp.org/documents/2013SpringRUYS.pdf

Camp Kesem

By | February 26th, 2013|

Nearly three million children live with a parent who has cancer and many more have lost a parent to cancer. This summer, Camp Kesem will provide life-changing summer camp experiences for over 2,000 children by empowering 1,500 college student leaders at 41 chapters across the country. We are proud to announce that YMCA Camp Ockanickon has partnered with the Camp Kesem – Columbia University chapter to provide 50 children whose parents have or have had cancer with a summer camp experience. This experience is provided for children at no cost to individual families and provides children affected by a parent’s [...]

Gobbler 5K Run & Family Fun Walk

By | October 20th, 2012|

I know…Thanksgiving is still a month away, but that should not stop you from getting ready for our Annual Gobbler 5K Run and Family Fun Walk. Last year, we had over 300 runners and walkers come out to support this event and we are hoping to have another strong showing in 2012. We have two simple ways to register this year….you can click on the link below to register on-line or you can download and print our registration form and mail to Camp. Be sure to register by November 6th if you want to guarantee a race day shirt. Registrations [...]

Roll Up Your Sleeves!

By | August 25th, 2012|

When you volunteer at Camp Ockanickon, you take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change right in your own neighborhood. For RUYS, our Camp staff develops a task list ranging from jobs that require no specific skills to jobs that require someone with carpentry, plumbing or electrical skills. RUYS is an amazing opportunity for students looking to fulfill community service hours and companies, individuals and families who just want to make a difference and help give back. We look forward to seeing you! http://www.ycamp.org/documents/2012FallRUYS.pdf

Ockanickon 5K

By | May 12th, 2012|

Attention all race fans! If you have not heard by now, we have a new 5K race being held at YMCA Camps of Medford on June 15, 2012. Yes this is a Friday night and yes this race will start at 6:30pm! So this will be the perfect way to start your weekend! This race will benefit our Annual Campaign to help send more kids to Camp. If you are interested in signing up, sponsoring, or have friends who might be interested, please pass them the following link: https://ycamp.org/documents/20125KRun.pdf which is our brochure or our on-line registration portal: https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Medford/Ockanickon5KRun.

Race Away!

By | March 31st, 2012|

Although there was some rain, over 200 people came out to Camp Ockanickon for the 2nd Annual Above and Beyond 10K Mud Run. This was Chad Mason’s (Founder) 2nd 10K that was held at Camp and from the initial feedback, it was wet, dirty, muddy, and really hard. These of course are all the things we wanted to hear as we wrapped up an amazing race day. This of course is not our only race we host here at Camp. Up next is the South New Jersey Law Enforcement Challenge which will kick off at 9am on Saturday, April 14th. [...]

Volunteerism: Building fun!!

By | March 31st, 2012|

Hello all!! I wanted to take this opportunity to thank, on behalf of the staff and Campers, Tom Ostroski (my dad)(right) and his good friend Bob Szeliga (left) for constructing two brand new Carpet Ball tables for use here at the Camps!! As you might already know, Carpet Ball has become a bit of a craze out here and adding two new tables will add to the volume of fun we are already having with this cool new game. Tom and Bob are both retired Health & Physical Education teachers and football & softball coaches servicing Burlington County in the Willingboro school district [...]

10k Mudrun

By | January 21st, 2012|

Time to start getting pumped up for the 2nd edition of the ABF 10K Mudrun! Last night I had the chance to meet up with Chad Mason, the creator of the 10K Mudrun at a volunteer meeting at the Above and Beyond studio. When I walked into the meeting, there was over 30 volunteers waiting to sign-up to help with this event. After the meeting, I spoke with Chad about all the new obstacles he was planning on putting together. Chad promises to have an even more extreme race course for all those mudders in 2012! Interested? Then head to  http://abfmudrun.com/ [...]

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