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.