This weekend marked our 5th Annual 5K Gobbler Run and Family Fun Walk. The weather could not have been any better for the race with sunny skies and warm temperatures. With over 200 runners and plenty of walkers, this years 5K was our most successful Gobbler Run to date. We would like to thank all of our racers, walkers, and sponsors for helping us raise funds for our Strong Kids Campaign this year. We hope to see you next year! http://www.tnteventmanagement.com/Results/2011/RESULTS%20GOBBLER%202011.HTM
The five-day forecast is reporting sunshine and temperatures in the high 50's for our 5th Annual Gobbler Run and Family Fun Walk next Saturday. Last year with temperatures in the low 40's, we had over 300 registered participants. Be sure to register to secure your race number! https://ycamp.org/documents/2011GobblerRun.pdf
As some of you might have noticed, today was our fall Roll Up Your Sleeves or RUYS. Unlike our traditional RUYS which has been a full weekend in the past. This weekend’s RUYS was a single day. We would like to thank all the families and Horizon Health Care for coming out today to help us clean, paint, plant, and repair. In total, we had around 40 people come and volunteer their time to help make camp a little cleaner and a little better. Interested in our programs? Please head to www.ycamp.org to find out more about or programs.
October 1 marked the start of Blind Awareness Month and what better way to raise awareness then to have a benefit walk at the YMCA Camps of Medford! The Little Rock Foundation started the BAM Walk last year and this year they improved on participants this year. In total, 100 people (and a handful of dogs) make their way around Lake Stockwell, some even did the loop twice. All racers enjoyed a delicious BBQ and plenty of sunshine! The Little Rock Foundation has been working with the YMCA Camps of Medford for over 10 years and the BAM Walk for [...]
This past weekend, the volunteers from Above & Beyond fitness spent their Saturday morning working to clear more of our trails in preparation of our 1st 10k Mud Run. Chad Mason, the driving force behind the event has been working extremely hard to build the only mud run in south New Jersey, in doing so, helping YMCA Camp Ockanickon develop it’s the amazing trail system. […]
Anybody who has run around Camp Ockanickon’s trail system in the past couple of weeks must be wondering why some of our single track trails have started to look a little bigger and a little cleaner.
Hello Friends... As you may or may not know, October is "Breast Cancer Awareness Month". Here at Camp, in the Kitchen, we are doing something small to contribute to the cause. The Dannon yogurt company has placed special lids on their products that contain a code that you can enter on the website www.cupsofhope.com . Dannon will donate 10 cents for every code entered to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. If you've ever eaten Breakfast at Camp you know we serve yummy yogurt and guess what... it's Dannon!! Nick and I have been saving lids and entering codes by the [...]
Greetings Friends of Camp... Last weekend we had another hugely successful Roll Up Tour Sleeves Weekend!! We had about 60 participants come out and spend some time lending a hand to spruce up Camp. Among the projects completed were a new bike rack for Matolly, a makeover to the flower bed in front of the Ocky Dining Hall (pictured below) and to the flower beds at both front entrances, a new Gaga court by the Trading Post at Ocky, remodeling inside the Ocky Boat House, staining of various structures, new benches all around Camp, new lighting at our Headquarters Building, [...]
You may or may not have read about this in our eNewsletter but incase you missed it here’s a NEWS FLASH... “What if YMCA Camp Ockanickon, Inc. earned a donation every time you searched the Internet? Or how about if a percentage of every purchase you made online went to support our cause? Well, now it can!