For years South Mountain YMCA Camp Conrad Weiser has hosted campers and staff from Spain. We are very excited that this summer we are sending a small group of campers to our partners at the YMCA of Spain! This selective program is open to campers ages 13-17 years of age who wish to participate in this pilot program from July 1- July 22. Campers …  Read More
The Value of Outdoor Experiences
“I like to play indoors because that’s where all the electrical outlets are.” This statement by a fourth grader in San Diego, would have at one time been considered shocking. But today we consider it common. Not necessarily normal, but expected. There was a time, not so long ago where “the kids who stayed indoors were the odd ones.” But …  Read More
10 Ways You Can Tell You’re at Holiday Camp!
Greetings from Jeff Henry! The exciting news from the mountain is that Holiday Camp is almost upon us. Preparations are in place and we're excited, hope you are too! 10 Ways You Can Tell You're At Holiday Camp: You can actually hear the person next to you at lunch You packed long johns! You can do anything without looking dumb 9 …  Read More
Expect More From Your Summer Camp
Every camp professional will tell you that they do not offer summer “babysitting” or “childcare” – they provide a summer camp experience. So, hold them to it and expect more from your summer camp. As a parents, we assume that our children will be taken care of physically and emotionally when we enroll them in a summer program. In fact, I know …  Read More
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