Why Summer Camp?

Why Summer Camp? In an ever connected world where highways, sidewalks, long commutes, and skyscrapers are regular sights in our lives, it might seem silly to turn off our phones and run around in the woods for a while. But without time in the woods there has been a rise in Nature Deficit Disorder, the…

Russ Knight

 Back to Campaign Stories Russ Knight Russ is an member from the Laguna Niguel Family YMCA His Story, “I wasn’t always the amazing trophy dad I am today. I used to be stressed out. I’m Russ, a single dad of three adorable kiddos, all adopted from birth. We are a quirky, fun family who loves…

Alex Myers

 Back to Campaign Stories Alex Myers Alex is an member from the Laguna Niguel Family YMCA His Story, “Alex Myers is a young man who has been a member here for a while. He had a rough childhood and found a safe spot at the Y. He received a basketball scholarship to college and now…

Sharyn Jones

 Back to Campaign Stories Sharyn Jones Sharon is a member at the Fullerton Family YMCA Her Story, I registered my son Landyn Martinez for the baseball camp and hitting class after seeing a flyer at a local pizza restaurant. I was so impressed with the coaches and all of the staff that we have become…

Flor Estrada

Back to Campaign Stories   Flor Estrada Flor is a Richman Family YMCA and Camp E.L.K. Participant Her Story What I liked about Camp Elk was going to the bear cave and hiking. I also liked sleeping on that big bunk bed. We had so much fun! I loved it over there it is a…

Alycia Presley

Back to Campaign Stories   Alycia Presley Alycia is an Orangewood ASES Staff Member. Her Story Working for Orange County Y-ASES in West Covina CA has been eventful. I enjoy interacting with students and making a difference in children’s lives. I am new to the staff, however, my experience here has been great. A student…