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Jul 13, 2018 11:30:51 AM

Summer Fun Includes STEAM Experiments at ASYMCA of Fort Bragg!

ASYMCA Ft. Bragg summer campEach summer, the Armed Services YMCA supports ASYMCA branches and YMCA affiliates across the country to help send military kids to camp. This initiative has allowed over 2,000 military children across the country to attend day and overnight camps this summer!

We’re spreading the good news with a blog series highlighting the various programs and curriculums offered at the summer camps, ranging from STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) experiments, to cooking classes, Tae Kwon Do and more!

Check out this week’s Q&A with ASYMCA of Fort Bragg Executive Director, Kathy Foxen, as she shares information about their summer programs.

 

 

 

Question:

Can you tell us a little bit about the summer camp program offered at ASYMCA of Fort Bragg?ASYMCA Ft. Bragg summer camp

Answer:

Sure! Summer Camp at ASYMCA of Fort Bragg offers children positive developmental experiences and encourages them to forge bonds with each other and with staff, building confidence through skill-building activities suited to their age. Our summer camp program includes Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) experiments, adventurous field trips, music, swimming, outdoor play and more!

Question:

How many children are registered to attend camp this summer?

Answer:

Over the 10 weeks of summer camp, we will serve over 400 children, the majority of which are from military families.

Question:

What are some of your favorite summer camp activities?

Answer:

Some of my favorite activities this summer include a trip to Fort Fisher Aquarium in Wilmington, a boat ride on the Cape Fear River, visiting the Hawk Manor to hear about birds of prey, and a trip to the Ashville Zoo! We take one field trip each week, in addition to seeing local sights and activities.  

Question:

Why do you think camp is so important?

Answer:

Camp is important because it allows children to explore creativity, teamwork and leadership. Day camping builds an interest in community with experiences in local and global cultures where campers gain an appreciation for others different from themselves. The purpose is to help youth grow in spirit, mind, and body! 


For more information on Summer Camp at ASYMCA of Fort Bragg click here. If you or your company is interested in supporting Summer Camp at ASYMCA of Fort Bragg, contact Kathy Foxen, ASYMCA of Fort Bragg Executive Director via email at kfoxen@asymca.org

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