I am a mother of three children who have served at Camp Oakes as CIT’s since 2014 and I proudly serve on the YMCA Camp Oakes Board of Directors.
YMCA Camp Oakes provides a unique outdoor experience in quality facilities, served by professional staff with unparalleled excellence. A week at camp provides campers with an opportunity to experience the outdoors in a safe, controlled environment. Camper activities include zip lining, canoeing, swimming, hikes and much more.
Through this amazing opportunity to attend Camp Oakes, my children have continued to develop their leadership skills and have made lifelong friends. My son Thomas, who currently attends camp as a CIT had this to say about the camp: “To describe my experience at Camp Oakes in a few sentences is not an easy task. There are so many words I would use to describe it, like marvelous, or the experience that will change your life. It certainly changed mine. To be a part of such a big but close family and learn life lessons to develop relationships all in the span of a week is such a rare experience. Moreover, camp is a second home to me, where I can be myself and experience extraordinary activities that are not so commonplace here. I am forevermore sold to camp for the rest of my lifetime and have grown more attached every year.
This campaign provides financial assistance to children who otherwise could not afford the experience of Camp Oakes.My goal is to raise $1000. Please join me in support of this amazing program for the children in our community.