Summer Campers Improve by Leaps & Bounds

Another successful road trip!

camp2015aA record number of Y Summer Campers experienced eight weeks absolutely full of activities: field trips, sports, experiments, art, swimming and so much more. But they also made great academic advancements in stopping summer learning loss.

Of the 155 now 1st – 6th graders who attended Y Summer Camp:

*90% maintained or improved reading levels.
*92% maintained or improved math skills.
*95% maintained or improved nutrition education.
*97% of Campers reported making new friends.

*Campers completed more than 1,600 math lessons and 1,300 reading lessons.
*Campers logged 34,000 hours of activity.
*Campers earned 1,415 bracelets for demonstrating the Y’s core values (caring, honesty, respect and responsibility).

camp2015These impact numbers are higher than any year measured in the past.

In addition, twenty-six children were able to attend Y Summer Camp this year thanks to scholarships provided by funding from generous donors and the United Way.

Kudos to all campers, parents, families, staff and supporters for another wonderful summer with the Y!

Camp Director Corrin Mikkelson summed it up, “We really enjoyed the opportunity to get to know all campers as they learned and grew this summer. It was a truly enriching experience and now rewarding to know that we met our goals in helping these kids stay active, healthy and focused on academics. Planning for more adventure, learning and fun in 2016 has already begun!”