YMCA’s ‘Double the Impact’ Campaign Exceeds Fundraising Goals
The Y is preparing to begin Camp Glacier Hollow expansion project
For the City Times
The Stevens Point Area YMCA has announced its fundraising goal has been exceeded, raising over $40,000 to complete two major projects at the Peters Family YMCA Camp Glacier Hollow: building an outdoor amphitheater and a challenge course.
Camp Glacier Hollow, located just 14 miles east of Stevens Point on Lake Elaine, offers a variety of resident overnight camps, day camps, and adventure trips for kid’s ages 7-17.
Every summer, campers have the opportunity to learn about the environment, develop positive values, make meaningful friendships, learn new skills, and increase self-confidence with the help and guidance of a community of caring adults.
The amphitheater will serve as a performance area that will allow the YMCA to increase and expand arts and humanities projects and opportunities; it will also be used as a space for ceremonies, parent meetings, group lectures, and other educational or camp related events. The challenge course will combine environmental education lessons with a safe but personally challenging experience that will stretch campers beyond their self-imposed limits. Both additions are intended to nurture campers’ self-esteem and build character.
“This project would not have been possible without the generosity of Dale and Heather Warner, who planted the seed for the Double the Impact campaign,” said Pete Matthai, senior director of youth development for the YMCA. “Our goal was to raise $20,000 but the response was so great we just kept increasing our plans.”
The Y will begin construction on the outdoor amphitheater immediately and challenge course they hope to have finished by the end of summer or early fall.