YMCA Camp Chase

Gizem is missing Camp.

Last summer we had three AMAZING staff come to spend the summer with us. We wanted to have them update you on what has happened in the past year. Our First update is from Gizem… I graduated from university and now I am officially an English teacher who cannot wait to be with amazing children! I am with a group of 7 children for a nature camp. My international sister Pat whom I met at camp Chase last summer is coming to Turkey on August, 10th! I have been talking with...

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Why The Y

Well let me tell you…I was a 19 year old camp staffer at my local Y. I was in charge of the camp group called the Mohawk, they were 11 to 12 year old boys. One day Joey came up to me and said that it was his last day at camp. I know Joey was signed up for the entire summer so I asked why he was not coming back next week. Joey proceeded to tell me that his father lost his battle with cancer and his mom could not afford to send him anymore. As you can guess I was a bit...

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