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Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Camp Reed, My Y Story, School Age Care, Summer Camp, Teen, Y Stories, Y Stories, Youth Development, Youth Investment | 0 comments

My Y Story – Omid

My Y Story – Omid

A few years ago, Omid’s family fled Afghanistan and the Taliban. Initially, they escaped to Iran but were forced to flee again due to lack of work and school. They sought refuge in Turkey, but they were still not allowed the freedom to go to work or school. Eventually, the family was able to immigrate to the United States, settling in Spokane. With the help of the YMCA, Omid has been able to succeed in school while overcoming the hardships of being a refugee. Through a collaboration with World Relief, Camp Reed provided him with a full scholarship which allowed him to attend camp for a week of fun in the wilderness at Fan Lake. Omid wrote a letter about his Camp Reed experience. “Last year I had the chance to attend YMCA Camp Reed. Camp was one of my best weeks ever. I had a lot of fun and made a lot of friends. I liked my counselor, Corduroy, and my Junior Counselor, Mac. It was their first...

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Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Camp Reed, Cardio, Central YMCA, Health and Wellness, Healthy Living, Impact In Action, Membership, North YMCA, Partners For Youth, School Age Care, Social Responsibility, Sports and Recreation, Strength, Summer Activities, Summer Camp, Teen, Togetherhood, Volunteer, Welcome, Y Stories, YMCA Gives Back, YMCA of the Inland Northwest, Youth Development, Youth Investment, Youth Sports |

Impact in Action – My Y Story: Quintin Horseman

Impact in Action – My Y Story: Quintin Horseman

Often times a person’s poor first impression can break a relationship before it even begins. Fortunately, this was not the case with Quintin Horseman and Seth Williams of the YMCA Youth Investment program.

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Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in Aquatics, Camp Reed, Central YMCA, Health and Wellness, Healthy Living, Impact In Action, Membership, North YMCA, Partners For Youth, School Age Care, Social Responsibility, Sports and Recreation, Summer Activities, Summer Camp, Teen, Togetherhood, Volunteer, Welcome, Y Stories, YMCA Gives Back, YMCA of the Inland Northwest, Youth Investment, Youth Sports |

Keeping Kids on Track

Keeping Kids on Track

When school ends, many children from low-income families lose access to resources important for positive development such as nutritious meals, adult supervision and activities that keep them engaged mentally.

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Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in Camp Reed, Healthy Living, Slider, Social Responsibility, Summer Activities, Summer Camp, YMCA of the Inland Northwest, Youth Development |

Camp Goodtimes Returns to YMCA Camp Reed

Camp Goodtimes Returns to YMCA Camp Reed

Children Suffering with Cancer Can Continue Summertime Fun [SPOKANE, JANUARY 6, 2014] – The American Cancer Society (ACS) awarded all camp operations to YMCA Camp Reed so our community can to continue providing the best week of summer for children living with cancer. In March, the American Cancer Society announced it will no longer fund camps across the nation, including the local chapter known as Camp Goodtimes – East. Although this change was been made, the American Cancer Society will continue to offer free information, programs and services to cancer patients, as well as fund research and support legislative efforts to save lives from cancer. Thanks to broad based community support and the YMCA of the Inland Northwest, Camp Goodtimes will continue providing a medically supervised, weeklong camp for children effected by cancer. YMCA Camp Reed was the original host site of Camp Goodtimes, successfully hosting it for twenty years. “This collaboration with the American Cancer Society creates a win-win for our community and speaks volumes about the collaborative...

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Posted by on Nov 23, 2013 in Camp Reed, Health and Wellness, Healthy Living, Slider, Social Responsibility, Summer Activities, Summer Camp, YMCA of the Inland Northwest, Youth Development |

Camp Goodtimes Returns to YMCA Camp Reed

Camp Goodtimes Returns to YMCA Camp Reed

Children Suffering with Cancer Can Continue Summertime Fun [SPOKANE, NOVEMBER 19 2013] – The American Cancer Society (ASC) has selected YMCA Camp Reed to continue providing the best week of summer for children and their siblings living with cancer. In March, the National Office of the American Cancer Society announced it will no longer fund camps across the nation, including the local chapter known as Camp Goodtimes – East. This change was made in order for the American Cancer Society to direct funds toward their key mission of cancer research. Thanks to broad based community support and the YMCA of the Inland Northwest, Camp Goodtimes will continue providing a medically supervised, weeklong camp for children battling the effects of cancer. YMCA Camp Reed was the original host site of Camp Goodtimes, successfully hosting it for twenty years. “This collaboration with the American Cancer Society creates a win-win for our community and speaks volumes about the collaborative spirit that exists among community leaders and organizations,” said Steve Tammaro, President/CEO of...

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Posted by on Aug 29, 2012 in Camp Reed, Summer Activities, Summer Camp, Youth Development |

2012 Camp Reed Auction

2012 Camp Reed Auction

Save the date: The YMCA Camp Reed Auction is coming up on October 13, 2012 at Northern Quest Resort & Pend Oreille Pavilion! For many of our campers on scholarship, Camp Reed is their only opportunity to get away from the city during the summer, to participate in camp activities, hike, swim, sing songs at a campfire and sleep out under the stars. It is not uncommon to have children come to camp who have never hiked in the woods, swam in a lake, or learned how to build healthy relationships with peers and adults. In addition to fun, we seek to instill real and lifetime values such as appreciation for the outdoors, friendship, and the confidence that comes from trying new activities or adventures. To hear children say to their counselor, “This was the best week of my life” is beyond compare—it is our objective.   Auction funds are utilized to keep program fees for families reasonable, provide scholarships for deserving low income children and to make facility...

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