DOWNEY - Nearly 100 children are expected to participate in a week-long summer camp at the Downey YMCA's Camp Whittle, located on 125 acres in the San Bernardino National Forest.Kids take part in outdoor activities designed to build relationships, confidence and self-esteem. Adult role models, who serve as counselors, help to mentor and guide camp participants in developing their leadership and interpersonal skills. "Kids today need the camp experience more than ever," YMCA officials said in a press release. "Every day brings something new, exciting and challenging; like the power of a positive mentor, the confidence that comes from trying... then succeeding, and the importance of healthy, long-lasting friendships." The camp is from July 2-9. For enrollment information, call the Downey YMCA at (562) 862-4201 or visit ymcala.org/camp.
********** Published: March 31, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 50