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Camp Jewell YMCA changes lives in so many profound ways. The best examples of this are the experiences we provide at summer camp. Campers are given the opportunity for personal and social growth, to experience successes, and to gain the confidence to try new things--all while making lifelong friends and connecting with nature and the diversity in the world around them.

But, most importantly, if you ask campers what they like best about camp, 95% of them will say it's a place where they can “be themselves". This is because at Camp Jewell YMCA, we are accepting of all, and our programs are built on the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Parents tell us all the time “my child came home a different person”. We hear countless stories about how their children have a renewed sense of self, that they are more willing to take on responsibilities, activities and opportunities for growth, both at school and at home with new confidence. We take seriously the opportunity to be such a special part of these children’s lives in their growth and development.

Every child should have access to these kinds of life lessons and core-growing experiences. However, many families are in need of financial assistance to make the camp experience a reality for their children. In our experience, these are the children who are most in need of a Camp Jewell summer. It is because of the generosity of people like you that we hope to provide 450 children the gift of camp this summer.

Our Annual Campaign provides the foundation on which Camp Jewell YMCA accomplishes its mission of building strong kids, strong families and strong communities. Every dollar raised goes directly to support children attending summer camp. You can make a difference in a young person’s life by giving the gift of camp today!

On behalf of all of us here at Camp Jewell YMCA, thank you for your consideration.
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