Governor Markell Visits Western Family YMCA

Over the summer, Governor Jack Markell visited the Western Family YMCA on Kirkwood Highway in Newark to get a personal tour of Camp Wassaqui. During his visit, he met some of the campers and staff and saw first-hand the many activities that take place every day including: sports, art, music, literacy, STEM, teen leadership and team building. State Representative Mike Ramone also made an appearance, and this was a great opportunity to showcase our camps and emphasize the importance of the Delaware Department of Education’s Stars funding.


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The YMCA is an association of people of all ages, ethnic groups and religious affiliations that strives to cultivate the human potential, self-esteem, and dignity of all people. Our organization exists to develop and practice the Christian principles of love, caring, inclusiveness, justice and peace…and to enrich the emotional, physical and social life of all individuals, families and our community.