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Posted on Oct 3, 2012 in Event Recap, Summer Camp |

Summer Camp 2012 Recap

By: Cina Silvey

The 2012 Michigan A.G. Bell summer camp at the YMCA Storer Camp was a huge hit!  Fifteen children received scholarships and were able to enjoy a wonderful summer camp experience in a natural mainstream setting. Each camper was able to sign up for certain tracks in which they could participate.  Some of the tracks included horse-lessons, glee, nature, team sports, arts and crafts, swimming, boating, archery and adventure.  Many campers signed up for the boating and adventure tracks.  The adventure tracks included a 50ft. rock wall, ropes courses and zip-line.  The boating track included kayaking, paddle boating, paddle-surfing, aqua biking and sail boating.  Each day following lunch, our campers met for a speech-language activity.  Some of the learning activities included writing letters home, making picture frames, playing improv-style storytelling, bracelet making and much more. In the afternoon our campers enjoyed “free-time” with their cabin mates.  Campers had their choice of participating in open-swim, sports, arts and crafts and board games.

It was truly an honor to work with the campers and also the YMCA Storer Camp staff this year.  Seeing our children with smiles on their faces 24/7 was a priceless experience.  I can’t wait for next year to meet some new faces and also see who will return for another great camp experience!  Thank you to all the parents, donors, YMCA Storer Camp staff and A.G. Bell summer camp committee for making this experience possible.