Sue Williams, Associate Executive Director, is working to identify families willing to serve as hosts for our Spanish exchange campers. This home-stay experience for our international guests is a wonderful opportunity to share your home and our culture with a young leader from another country. Details of daily life in America and daily life in …  Read More
Camper Exchange Program to Russia in 2014!
For more than 50 years, the South Mountain YMCA Camps have participated in the International Camper Exchange Program (ICEP). We have welcomed summer campers from all over the world to share in our Fire of Friendship - and we have sent our young people on ICEP trips to Germany, Russia, Spain, and other destinations in Europe, as well as Canada and …  Read More
The Bride Wore Bug Spray
By Katherine Rosman Reposted from The Wall Street Journal (July 21, 2010) Instead of bridesmaids and groomsmen, there will be "head counselors" when Serena Orgel, 35, and Josh Young, 36, get married this September at Lake Bryn Mawr Camp in Honesdale, Pa. Instead of bridesmaids and groomsmen, there will be "head counselors" when Serena Orgel, …  Read More
A new ICEP Trip? AWESOME. AND it’s to Spain? CAN I GO?!
The title above is how my thought process went when I heard about our newest international program. For me, one of the most exciting summer programs this year is the new ICEP trip to SPAIN! Not only is this a fun topic because it’s another great opportunity for our campers…it brings back memories from my first “real” international trip. I say my …  Read More