YMCA Announces Summer Day Camp Essay Contest

Michelle Murray - Friday, May 04, 2018
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CRANBERRY, Pa. – The YMCA is giving away two full-week sessions of Summer Day Camp ($148 value each) to the two best essays written by Clarion and Venango County children.

This is an amazing opportunity!

Kids; Get out your pens, pencils, or computers and write an essay about why YOU would like to go to camp this summer! What interests you about camp?

Who is Eligible: Any child ages six to 12 one-page a one-page essay (600-word maximum).

What to Write: Explain why you think a week at summer camp would benefit you. Write creatively and persuasively. Pictures are welcome in your essay.

How to Enter: Mail your submissions to: Essay Contest, Oil City YMCA, 7 Petroleum Street, Oil City, PA 16301

Submission Deadline: Friday, May 18, 2018.

About Summer Day Camp at Camp Coffman

Children are grouped by age and will make friends, ride horses, explore nature, and create lifelong memories all under the guidance of awesome Camp Counselors who care about them and believe in their potential.

New to YMCA Day Camp is an expanded horseback riding program, archery, air rifle and Frisbee golf, an expanded character program, and more exciting outdoor adventures. The level of each activity is tiered based on age, with older campers participating in larger, more age-appropriate activities.

“Our goal was to make camp even more fun,” said Camp and Child Care Director Jennifer Cooper. “We wanted to give the kids more to look forward to as they get older. We’ve added more horseback riding to camp this year, and the older kids will go on extended staff-led trail rides. The younger kids will still ride horses, but the rides will be shorter and led by counselors.”

Other major draws to camp are the walking trails, climbing tower and zip-line, archery, and field trips.

YMCA Summer Day Camp is for children ages six to 12. Bus transportation to YMCA Summer Day Camp is provided from Oil City YMCA Younger Days Child Care Center and Clarion County YMCA all 12 weeks of summer.

Summer Day Camp is held weekly throughout the summer from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Extended care is available beginning at 6:00 a.m. and ending at 6:00 p.m. and is included in the regular day camp fees. Campers receive a healthy breakfast and lunch each day.

Summer Day Camp is reasonable and very comparable to the cost of child care. YMCA members pay just $115.00 for a five day week or $90.00 for a three day week. Scholarships and financial aid are available based on income.

The 2018 Camp Coffman Theme Weeks Include:

WEEK 1 May 29 – HUNGER GAMES
WEEK 2 June 4 – CAMP THROW DOWN
WEEK 3 June 11 – UNDER THE BIG TOP
WEEK 4 June 18 – BACKYARD BASH
WEEK 5 June 25 – MAD SCIENCE
WEEK 6 July 2 – INCREDIBLE ATHLETES
WEEK 7 July 9 – WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE
WEEK 8 July 16 – THE 60S
WEEK 9 July 23 – SPACE STATION VACATION
WEEK 10 July 30 – FEAR FACTOR
WEEK 11 August 6 – COLOR ME CRAZY
WEEK 12 August 13 – - BEYOND BOARD GAMES
WEEK 13 August 20 MESSY OLYMPICS

*Field trips every Friday.

Field trips are held every Friday. This year campers will visit Urban Air Trampoline Park, Carnegie Science Center, Farmer’s Inn & Beartown Rocks, Two Mile Run County Park, Waldameer, Hasson Heights Dek Hockey and swimming, Titusville Bowling Alley, Port Farm, and Clarion Pool.

Camp Coffman is located at 4072 Camp Coffman Road, Cranberry, Pa.

For more information and registration materials, visit www.campcoffman.com.

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