Saturday, November 17, 2018
Burlington Area YMCA Offered a Variety of Summer Camps for 2018
A graduate of Truman State University, Kevin J. Carr serves as vice president of administrative services for Southeastern Community College in West Burlington, Iowa. Heavily involved in his community in Iowa, Kevin J. Carr serves as the president of the YMCA in Burlington.
Formally organized in 1877, the Burlington Area YMCA uses Christian beliefs to establish programs for those in the community. It strives to create a safe environment and focuses on healthy living, social responsibility, and youth development.
One of the ways the Burlington Area YMCA encourages youth development is through Camp McBride. Found in Burlington, the 118-acre camp gives children a chance to hang out with other kids, gain lifelong memories, and gain independence.
For the summer of 2018, there were week-long camps available. A sampling of the camps included the following:
* Spy Camp. This camp featured code breaking, spy kits, and top-secret missions.
* Jurassic World. This dinosaur-themed camp included digging for dinosaur bones and making fossils.
* Star Wars: The Last Camper. The camp area was turned into a Jedi-training ground with campers learning light-saber skills and Jedi mind tricks.