Refugees to Summer Camp!

In the summer of 2019, a total of 30 youngsters, ages 5 through 15 years, participated in the Refugees to Summer Camp Program at the Capital District YMCA, which was only made possible by donors like you. Through your charitable support, these children, whose families have recently fled countries such as Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Syria, participated for 55 total weeks of summer camp at Camp Adventure in Guilderland, New York.

When asked “What was the best part of camp today?” one camper replied, “Every part. I learned the butterfly stroke and floated for 2 minutes. I jumped in from the dock. I helped the smaller campers win a soccer game. Please tell the people who donated money ‘Thank you very much. We love camp!’” – Abdullah*, Age 13, Afghanistan

Please consider helping kids like Abdullah, and many more, with a gift today! Your support will continue to have a direct and meaningful impact on those who need it most in our community.

*Note: Children’s names are changed to protect their identities.