When you think of resident youth camping, snow and October seldom come to mind. However, the public was invited for an open house for the YMCA of the Bighorns youth camping facility over the weekend. YMCA Executive Director Jay McGinnis says the open house was the kick off event for a fundraising campaign for the youth camp.
The YMCA has leased the forest land since February, 2008. Over the last year and a half they have done some major renovations to the camp. They still have some work to do and they’ve received several major gifts including a $250,000 donation from the Ermal M. and Donald H. Roberts Foundation.
The monies raised will go toward final preparations at the camp and a scholarship fund that will hopefully allow more kids to be able to experience camping in the years to come.