Summer Camp Success

19 Aug

047We’ve wrapped up another awesome Summer Camp here at the YWCA! We averaged 125 campers, and their days were packed with field trips to local parks, Splashville, Waynesville Water Park, Erwin Pool, and the Carl Sandburg house. They also took a Gray Line Trolley tour of Asheville, and provided advice to the Asheville DesignBuild Studio on our new outdoor classroom and covered walkway.Trolley Summer Camp 7.31.14 022

Thanks to the Asheville Buncombe Youth Soccer Association, Girl Scouts, Asheville Design Center, Art Studio Miami, and the Asheville Tourists for providing in-kind enrichment activities to our campers.

A huge thank you to the United Way for donating 40 backpacks to help some of our students prepare for the new school year.

At the end of Summer Camp party in the YW parking lot we asked some campers (and some parents!) to tell us their favorite part of the summer:

“We loved going to the pool and to the water park. We also loved playing outside in parks.”
Kalen, Kasiyah, Tamiyah – 9


“It was my first year. I made a lot of friends and the counselors were nice.”
Aiyana, 7
“The party! Getting my face painted.”
Rodolfo, 10
“The Carl Sandburg house was my favorite. We got to show people our play.”
Trayson, 8
“Hands-down this is their favorite camp. They were outside a lot, there were a lot of field trips. The counselors were friendly and a lot more hands-on than we’ve experienced at other camps.”
Javier, Parent
“My daughters both learned to swim this summer. They just moved here, but were helped to fit right in. They made lots of friends.”
Chasidy, Parent

One Response to “Summer Camp Success”

  1. Susan August 19, 2014 at 8:42 pm #

    Loved our campers; the building feels lonely in the mornings without them.

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