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Summer Camp Makes a Difference

"The YMCA was the single biggest and most consistent positive influence in my grandson's life," says Susan, a grandmother of two.
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YMCA Summer Camp can be a memorable and magical time for children and families. Susan, a grandmother of two, first experienced the magic of camp over 10 years ago with her grandson.

As the guardian of her grandson, Susan brought him to camp in 2000. Positive experiences were a rare occurrence in his life. "I wanted to have positive role models as a consistent force in my grandson's life. His mom and dad were working through some difficult times, and the YMCA provided just that," says Susan.

Ten years later, the magic of camp continues for Susan's granddaughter, who is enrolling in YMCA Summer Camp for a second year. When Susan was asked why she registered her granddaughter for camp, she said "The YMCA was the single biggest and most consistent positive influence in my grandson's life and I wanted my granddaughter to have the same great experience."

If you would like to provide a "campership" so children can go to camp even if their parents cannot pay the full fee, you can make a secure donation now. Thanks for helping to give a child a safer summer and memories that will last a lifetime.

YMCA of Greater Richmond Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

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