As a part of the international YMCA movement and an important element of Youngstown’s strong Association, Camp Fitch has grown a lot since it’s founding in 1914 on the banks of the Little Beaver River. Although the location changed to the shores of Lake Erie over 85 years ago, we still live by the Christian values upon which we were founded to model and instill in kids. Camp Fitch is a great organization that teaches children many new things, and gives them an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. I believe that every child should have the chance to be sent to camp, and experience all the activities it has to offer.
More than 16,000 people visit Camp Fitch for at least a few days every year through our resident summer camp, classroom field trips, retreats and other outdoor adventures. Many of these campers tell us they think it’s the best place in the world. This sentiment isn’t because of the fun and games — rather it’s due to the sense of wonder generated by the deep, lasting relationships forged here and a spiritual resonance so often stimulated by the time spent in the outdoors. The impact of a Fitch experience can last a lifetime.
I have been involved with Camp Fitch since I was a little kid. I was a camper, family camper, and was lucky enough to work with the amazing staff. It is hard to put into words how great the Camp Fitch experience truly is. It teaches kids how to appreciate and love the outdoors, and open up their mind’s to activities most kids cannot do right in their own backyard. Camp also gives children a chance to meet new people, and make new lifelong friends. Every child should have the opportunity to participant in such a great organization such as Camp Fitch. The money raised from the Polar Bear Plunge with put smiles on so many kid’s faces. If you are able please assist me to reach my campaign goal, and help send kids to Camp.