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SOY’s Teens Went to the YMCA’s Camp Elk In Wrightwood For a Winter Camp

SOY’s Teens Went to the YMCA’s Camp Elk

In Wrightwood For a Winter Camp

Thanks to the YMCA of OC & our Donors, 60 Students Attended Camp

The YMCA of OC opened their Camp Elk to our SOY students and sponsored their 3

day stay during “ski week.” While so many of the students in Newport Mesa actually go

up to the mountains to ski during the Presidents’ break, our SOY teens do not have the

same opportunity to do so. This camp experience provided our teens to not only go to

camp for the first time, but to also go to the snow for the first time.

During the camp they made new friendships, learned about each other, hiked, and

watched the stars around the campfire. The students stayed in cabins and helped with

chores at mealtime. Unfortunately there was no snow while they were there, (the rain

melted it) but they loved their camp experience and look forward to going this summer!

We are very fortunate for our new partnership with the YMCA of OC, and for the

support of our donors to be able to provide this life-changing experience for our SOY

teens. Thanks also to so many people that donated jackets, gear and winter clothes and

blankets to keep our teens warm.

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