Join a stalwart band of people who are passionate about the power that a week of summer camp has on kids: to develop their resilience and emotional intelligence, but also
Join a stalwart band of people who are passionate about the power that a week of summer camp has on kids: to develop their resilience and emotional intelligence, but also to grant them access to a community of love and acceptance. The 9th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at Camp Fitch will be a lot things — crazy, exhilarating, and a ton of fun — but the primary outcome is to pave the road for kids to get a week-long summer camp experience who face many roadblocks that would otherwise stop them from having this crucial growth experience. DONATE TODAY
The schedule of events on Plunge Day at Camp Fitch is:
9:45 am: Brunch in the Big Dining Hall
11:00 am: Games and crafts for kids
12:00 pm: Rubber Duck Regatta on the banks of Crooked Creek
2:00 pm: The Plunge on the shores of Lake Erie
2:45 pm: Post-Plunge Party in the Big Dining Hall
3:30 pm: Awards Ceremony
6:00 pm: Euchre Tournament, Camp Fire, Jam Session in the Little Dining Hall
We welcome plungers of all ages: our youngest plunger is 7, and we’ve had plungers over 70 fundraise and Take a Dunk to Fill a Bunk. The metaphor is apt: jumping into frigid water takes a lot of courage and faith — just like coming to summer camp where you don’t know anyone. Just as plungers report the event as being exhilarating, and even cleansing, the kids who receive the gift of camp also describe their experience similarly: the deep thrill of making a close friendship, the satisfaction of overcoming fears and seeing themselves as stronger, more capable. DONATE TODAY
Our Spring Kids' Adventure Weekend is perfect for the camper who wants to take a sneak peak at Summer Camp for less days and less dollars! Maybe you want
Our Spring Kids’ Adventure Weekend is perfect for the camper who wants to take a sneak peak at Summer Camp for less days and less dollars! Maybe you want to introduce a child that you love to our program and let them get their feet wet at Fitch before committing to a full week of Summer Camp. Maybe you’re a regular, but you’re trying to talk your friend into joining you this summer!
Campers will participate in some favorite classic camp activities such as horseback riding (no extra charge!), campfires, art projects, hikes, rock climbing, games, shooting sports and more! They’ll also enjoy the special personality of Spring at Camp Fitch (usually a lion, but possibly a lamb?) Campers will be housed with Camp Fitch staff in our modern heated lodges with attached bathrooms. The total cost of the weekend is $115 which is all inclusive.
Transportation is available for campers traveling from the Youngstown area from the Davis Family YMCA in Boardman, OH. The bus will leave Davis YMCA on Friday, April 12th at 6 pm and return to the Davis YMCA on Sunday, April 14th at noon. (Please let us know if you plan to take advantage of our bus transportation in advance.) Campers not traveling on the bus should plan to arrive at Camp at 7 pm Friday. Pick up at Camp is 10:30 am on Sunday.
12 (Friday) 6:00 pm - 14 (Sunday) 12:00 pm
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