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When you give to YMCA Camp Thunderbird, you make our community better through life-changing programs and services.

Camp Scholarships

At the Y, we believe all kids deserve the chance to experience the life-changing power of camp. That’s why we award camp scholarships to families in need.

For many of these kids it’s their first time being away from home, meeting diverse friends and engaging with positive role models. Camp gives them an opportunity to build self-reliance and reach their greatest potential.

Last summer, we awarded 195 scholarships totaling nearly $195,000.

A gift of $1,000 sends a child to one week of resident camp where she can build self-reliance and meet new friends.

Leadership Development

Leadership development continues beyond traditional camp to our Counselor in Training (CIT) and Junior Counselor programs. Not only do these experiences give our young staff the tools and confidence they need to deliver the best possible camp experience, they also help develop lifelong leadership and values-based skills that carry into adulthood.

Last summer $7,000 in financial assistance was awarded for leadership development programming.

A gift of $3,000 provides four weeks of leadership development and skill-building for a Counselor in Training.

Camp Horizon, Camp Blue Skies and Camp Eagle Rock

With a mission to serve all, we work every day to ensure that everyone finds a place to belong at camp and that we’re engaging people of all abilities. That's why we support three unique camp experiences for children and adults with physical and cognitive challenges.

Camp Horizon engages children with Down syndrome; Camp Blue Skies welcomes adults with developmental disabilities; and Eagle Rock Camp serves veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Last summer we awarded nearly $30,000 in financial assistance for these life-changing programs.

A gift of $500 sends an adult with a developmental disability to Camp Blue Skies where they can participate in activities that teach independence.

 

 

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