SUSSEX FAMILY YMCA ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH COUNTY BANK TO PROVIDE CAMP OPPORTUNITES TO LOCAL YOUTH

 

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, July 31, 2015 – The Sussex Family YMCA is excited to announce a partnership with County Bank that will afford the opportunity for community youth to attend summer camp. County Bank has awarded funding for an annual scholarship to send a Sussex County youth to Camp Tockwogh, the YMCA of Delaware’s overnight camp located in Worton, Maryland.

Camp Tockwogh fosters healthy living and social responsibility through the development of independence, confidence, lifelong learning and character in youth, teens and families. Tockwogh is a spectacular, rural camp on 309 well-preserved acres spread over a mile and a half of Chesapeake Bay shoreline. Each year, the YMCA serves over 5,000 participants in a variety of programs.

“There is a great need in our community for camp opportunities that enrich, and ultimately, change the lives of children. We are very grateful to County Bank for helping us make this experience a reality for children in our community,” said Lauri Weeks, Executive Director of the Sussex Family YMCA.

There will be an application process for potential scholarship recipients, and applications will be available beginning January 1, 2016. Submissions will need to be received by the Sussex Family YMCA by the end of March 2016 for consideration. County Bank and the YMCA will work together to select a child for the upcoming camp season. Please visit ymcade.org in the coming weeks for more information.

 

About the YMCA
The YMCA of Delaware is Delaware’s largest non-profit organization committed to strengthening the citizens of Delaware through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. With seven branches statewide and an overnight camp and conference center in Worton, Maryland, the Y has developed long-standing relationships and a physical presence in Delaware so it can deliver lasting personal and social change. We are committed to serving everyone – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of every child and teen, improve Delaware’s health and wellbeing and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors.


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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.