YMCA offers camp for teens

| 02/08/2019
CNS Local Life
Teens get briefed before taking on the ropes challenge course

(CNS Local Life): The YMCA is offering a Y Teen Challenge Camp next week aimed at young people aged 13-17. The half-day programme, from 5-9 August, aims to develop and strengthen leadership skills using experiential learning. Campers will participate in a variety of land- and water-based excursions.

In addition to archery, cookouts and field trips, teens will take on the ropes challenge course, which consists of both high- and low-course elements, with many designed to help in areas such as communication, team-building, confidence, problem-solving and trust. The course will put participants in a position that feels uncomfortable, requiring a willingness to challenge themselves, trust in their ability to overcome obstacles and expand beyond their comfort zone, stated a YMCA press release.

Providing more than a physical challenge, the Teen Challenge Camp will be mentally and emotionally challenging and see campers develop lasting friendships, the YMCA said.

Madison Kelly, 13, took part in the camp in 2018 and is registered again for this year. “I made a lot of friends last year at the Teen Challenge Camp and had so much fun,” she said in the press release. “Climbing the tower was hard but helped me to be more confident and willing to try new things. I learned that it is important to challenge myself and also that when you work together as a team and encourage each other you can do more than you expected.”

The camp takes place at the Field of Dreams, Monday to Friday from 8:30am-12:30pm, and costs $120 per person. Financial assistance is available for families in need; to apply email info@ymcacayman.ky.

On-site registration for the Y camps is open every weekday from 11am-5pm at the Field of Dreams. For more information, go to the YMCA website or email ysummercamp@ymcacayman.ky   

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