Your Support System
“The Y has stood by me and my family during the most difficult times imaginable. You can’t put a price tag on that support.”
-Laurel, Circle of Champs mom
Circle of Champs is a program dedicated to improving the quality of life for children who’ve been touched by a life-threatening illness. Our program offers opportunities for families to enjoy outings together including baseball games, cooking classes, camp, and more.
All program activities are free for families. The CDYMCA recognizes treating an illness can cause financial challenges for families. We offer free family memberships to the Y, to provide a fun place to gather and play together families.
Please let us help. Call Rusty at 518.977.4131 or email to learn more.
A Unique Approach
The Circle of Champs focuses on the needs of each child and their family. We understand that a child’s illness affects the entire family. Our approach gives children and those in their lives the chance to spend time together in a different and fun setting.
Kids Get to be Kids
“At Circle of Champs, staff are just as focused on my ‘normal’ child as they are on my affected child. They give both my kids equal attention .”
-Fawn, Circle of Champs mom
Free of charge, Circle of Champs kids enjoy a week of summer fun at four of our YMCA locations: YMCA Adventure Camp, Southern Saratoga, Greenbush and Bethlehem.
Summer camp is about having fun while building confidence, self-esteem, welcoming old friends and making new friends!
To learn more, please call 518.977.4131 to speak with Rusty.
Your Support is Welcome
Your donation to our Champs families helps us continue to offer fun programs and support all year long. If you would like to help, please click the button below.