Be FOREVER Y a kid has the Summer of a Lifetime!

When you give to the YMCA, you’re giving a kid a chance to be a kid. Thanks to support from people like you, hundreds of kiddos at the YMCA get to learn, grow, and just have fun over the summer. Whether they’re playing with their friends at camp, learning in our youth development programs, or simply spending time in one of our pools, our community’s young people are able to reach their full potential because of your gift to the YMCA.

Please take a moment to read the below story about a couple special campers and consider making a donation to the YMCA! You can be FOREVER Y a child in need has the Summer of a Lifetime!

Dalton and Zoey

Dalton’s memories of summer will be filled with stories and adventures with his best buddy at our Camp Spirit in northern York County. Instead of recalling how he played video games and sat on the couch, he will tell everyone how he went on the “slip n’ slide” and sang camp songs.

Camp Counselor Zoey will always remember how she was welcomed with open arms at our Camp Discovery in southern York County. As a youth with special needs, Zoey was nervous that she wouldn’t fit in with the other counselors, but small thoughtful gestures, like making sure she got a freeze pop even if she didn’t have any money on her to buy one herself, made every day
a joy for her.

You can give the gift of a true summer to thousands of kids in our community through your generosity. In a world filled with screens where smart phones are the norm, you can make it possible for kids to get outside and simply be kids again. There are far more memories to come and we are looking forward to sharing them with you!

Please consider making a gift to the YMCA as part of our FOREVER Y Annual Campaign.

Your donation will go towards financial assistance for campers so that all children have a chance to experience summers like Dalton and Zoey’s!