Posted on 6/4/16 12:28 PM by Scott Woodaman
Take a look at Jennifer's experience with our YMCA!
"We approached Camp Chase with quite low expectations and high anxiety. However after reaching out to camp director ahead of time and working with him to ensure he understood Jennifer’s personality and provided him with her IEP we were willing to give it a shot, and we were so glad we did." Read her full story here!
Posted on 8/19/15 2:28 PM by Amanda Kelly
Dear Glastonbury Family YMCA
I am emailing today to commend your program director, Betsey Pitt and your entire Camp Glawackus staff.
Posted on 5/13/15 8:13 AM by Craig Dawson
Education is a priority for most parents, ensuring their child has a solid academic foundation to help them succeed. It can be a huge financial drain with parents struggling to find funds to ensure their children receive the best possible education. Some families are able to—and do—invest large sums of money into private schooling, even as early as elementary school.
While a strong education and a college degree are necessary to succeed in many industries, many colleges and potential employers look for well-rounded youth, not just those who excel academically. What makes your child stand out from the crowd among his or her fellow graduates beyond standardized test scores and GPA’s?
Posted on 5/12/15 6:04 AM by Will Kusek
Summer is finally on its way-- and perhaps the brave among you have already taken a dip in a local lake or river ahead of pools opening. Water activities, from swimming and boating to simply soaking in cool water on a hot day, are among the season's favorite pastimes for families relaxing together and campers spending time away from home.
As much fun as they can be, water sports can also be among summer's most dangerous activities. That is why you should make sure everyone in your family can swim! Whether your children will be spending their school vacation at a supervised camp, having unscheduled time with family and friends, or a combination of both,knowing how to swim can save their life. You should discuss water safety before anyone steps foot in the water-- and regularly over the course of the summer.
Posted on 4/7/15 10:59 AM by Will Kusek
Tony Gronski, Executive Director of Camp Woodstock, often describes summer camp as a training ground for life. Here is the story of former Camp Woodstock camper, Sarah Bonner, who recently began a two-year term of service as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic.
Sarah Bonner grew up in Avon, CT and graduated from Avon High School. She attended Camp Woodstock for ten years, first as a camper, then as a Leader in Training, Counselor in Training, Counselor, and finally, Counselor in Training Director. In March of 2013, she participated in the service trip to the Dominican Republic, and in the spring of 2014, Sarah graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she double majored in Sociology and Social Thought and Political Economy.