Y Kids Making A Big Impact In Their Communities

Y Kids Making A Big Impact In Their Communities Tireless Efforts from Thousands in Orange County Drive the YMCA to its Philanthropic Goal The YMCA of Orange County’s Annual Campaign season has been a tremendous success thus far not only raising money, but raising awareness for the programs and assistance that the Y offers in an…

Camp E.L.K. Director – Anne Jeffrey

Camp E.L.K. Director Anne Jeffrey Anne became passionate about camping while being a camper herself and completing Counselor In Training Programs as a youth. Anne has camp directing experience in Canada and California spanning over 6 years. She holds a master’s degree in Hospitality and focused her undergraduate degrees on recreation. She is a native of…

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…

I LOVE the Y!

Back to Campaign Stories   I LOVE the Y! I’d love to talk about what I’ve lost…. yes of course I’ve shed some pounds and inches, but I’ve lost that little black rain cloud that followed me everywhere telling me that I couldn’t do it, I wasn’t good enough, to just give up and nobody…

Roman Gardea

Back to Campaign Stories   Roman Gardea Roman is an Adventure Guides Dad and Volunteer. His Story My name is Roman Gardea, I am the Expedition Navigator (volunteer leader) of the YMCA Adventure Princesses for the 2015-2016 season. I wanted to take a moment to share a few experiences I have enjoyed with my two…