The Value of Camp: Affordability and Inclusivity
A trip to YMCA Storer Camps is always fun! There’s no doubt about that. In fact, throughout the day at camp, the most common question asked (besides what’s being served at the next meal) is “What was your favorite thing you did today?”
This question is typically followed by a number of excited responses about riding horses, climbing the rock wall, or paddling around on Stony Lake on a stand-up paddleboard. Although not explicitly stated, what these responses reveal is the fact that campers tried something new, grew out of their comfort zone, and created relationships with new friends.
When spending time at YMCA Storer Camps, each camper is able to grow in our four core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. They create a community of campers across county, state, and even national lines. Campers are challenged to push beyond boundaries they didn’t know existed, all while in a safe, caring environment away from societal pressures. Upon returning home, campers have a stronger sense of self-worth, accomplishment, and appreciation for the world and others around them.
These experiences are designed for all children to learn, grow, and explore.
YMCA Storer Camps is committed to ensuring that camp is a home away from home for every single child. Regardless of various walks of life, no barrier should ever prevent a child from attending camp.
In an attempt to further reduce barriers to experiencing camp, 2023 saw the launch of a brand new tiered pricing system for summer camp programs. Families are now able to choose the program rate that best fits their needs, with no questions asked. All campers still receive the same quality programs regardless of payment level.
We realize that some families may need additional resources beyond the tiered pricing system. In these cases, the YMCA is happy to offer financial assistance, provided by the generosity of donors who believe in the mission of YMCA Storer Camps.
Additionally, YMCA members receive discounts on all summer camp programs. This discount is not exclusive to members of the YMCA of Greater Toledo but is extended to members of any YMCA across the globe!
A trip to YMCA Storer Camps is fun, safe, and full of growth. Above all it is meant for your child this summer!