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Eastern Ventura County YMCA Sign-Ups Underway For Summer Resident Camps
The YMCAs serving eastern Ventura County, Westlake Village, Oak Park and Agoura Hills are now registering campers for their summer resident camps taking place throughout California.
The Conejo Valley YMCA is hosting a week-long camp at Camp Sequoia Lake near Sequoia National Park for kids entering grades fourth through 12. "The gorgeous setting is just one perk to camp," says Meghan Lopez, Conejo Y program director. "Campers will be active from sunrise to sunset experiencing a high rope course, climbing wall, adventure courses, canoeing, fishing, lake swimming, archery, rock climbing and arts and crafts. Plus, they'll enjoy the essentials of Y resident camp--campfires, dances, synchronize swimming, slideshows and the Rag & Leather motivational and rewards program. Y resident camps give your child a summer filled with laughter, interactive learning and lifelong friendships."
An information night for Camp Sequoia Lake will be held Friday July 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Conejo Valley Y (4031 N. Moorpark Rd., Thousand Oaks). Camp dates are August 4 through 11. The cost is $499 per camper. For more information, contact the Conejo Y at 805-523-7613.
The Simi Valley Family YMCA's resident camp for kids entering grades fourth through 12 will be at Camp Oaks in Big Bear. Activities include horseback riding, high and low ropes courses, dance, arts and crafts, nature hikes, climbing wall, disc golf, canoeing, volleyball, riflery, field games, archery, campfires, horseshoes, swimming and a night observatory. An information night will be held Wednesday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Simi Valley Y (3200 Cochran St., Simi Valley). Camp dates are July 7 through July 14. The cost is $440 for Y members and $450 for nonmembers. For more information, contact the Simi Y at 805-583-5338.
The Triunfo YMCA and Miller Family YMCA's joint resident camp will be at Camp Fox on Catalina Island. Campers entering grades sixth through 12 will enjoy kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, archery, high and low rope courses, swimming, hiking, campfires and outdoor education programs. Camp Fox also features a Leaders-in-Training program for campers who have graduated high school and are interested in attending camp as a counselor. An information meeting will be held Wednesday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Willow Elementary School (29026 Laro Dr., Agoura Hills). Camp dates are July 1 through 7. The cost is $565 per camper. For more information, contact the Triunfo Y at 818-707-9622.
The Y is one of the largest providers of camp programs. There are over 335 resident camps for youth and teens across the country. YMCA resident camps introduce campers to new outdoor adventures, provide stimulating activities that engage the body and mind, instill new skills and confidence while making new friendships and life-long memories.
Camp fees include all travel, food, lodging and camp activities.
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With branches in Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Westlake Village and Simi Valley, the Southeast Ventura County YMCA serves the communities of Newbury Park, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Santa Rosa Valley, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills and Oak Park.