Circle of Champs Program

Circle of Champs is a program dedicated to improving the quality of life for children who’ve been touched by a life-threatening illness.

All program activities are free for families because we appreciate that treating an illness can cause financial challenges for your family and we want to help. We also offer discounted memberships to the Y, to give you a fun place to gather and play together with your family. Please let us help.

A Unique Approach

What makes Circle of Champs special is its focus on the needs of each child and that child’s family. We understand that a child’s illness affects the entire family. This approach gives children and those in their lives the chance to spend fun time together when they need that the most.

Kids Get to be Kids

Free of charge, Circle of Champs kids are welcome to enjoy a week of summer fun at 4 of our YMCA locations: YMCA Adventure Camp, Southern Saratoga, Greenbush and Bethlehem.

Summer camp is all about having fun while building confidence, self-esteem, welcoming old friends and making new friends!