The YMCA puts on a fun-filled summer camp

With the Concord Family YMCA's MOWKAWOGAN summer day camp in full swing, we took them up on an offer to stop by for an afternoon. TIM GOODWIN / Insider staff
With the Concord Family YMCA's MOWKAWOGAN summer day camp in full swing, we took them up on an offer to stop by for an afternoon. TIM GOODWIN / Insider staff
With the Concord Family YMCA's MOWKAWOGAN summer day camp in full swing, we took them up on an offer to stop by for an afternoon. TIM GOODWIN / Insider staff
With the Concord Family YMCA's MOWKAWOGAN summer day camp in full swing, we took them up on an offer to stop by for an afternoon. TIM GOODWIN / Insider staff
With the Concord Family YMCA's MOWKAWOGAN summer day camp in full swing, we took them up on an offer to stop by for an afternoon. TIM GOODWIN / Insider staff
With the Concord Family YMCA's MOWKAWOGAN summer day camp in full swing, we took them up on an offer to stop by for an afternoon. TIM GOODWIN / Insider staff
With the Concord Family YMCA's MOWKAWOGAN summer day camp in full swing, we took them up on an offer to stop by for an afternoon. TIM GOODWIN / Insider staff
With the Concord Family YMCA's MOWKAWOGAN summer day camp in full swing, we took them up on an offer to stop by for an afternoon. TIM GOODWIN / Insider staff
With the Concord Family YMCA's MOWKAWOGAN summer day camp in full swing, we took them up on an offer to stop by for an afternoon. TIM GOODWIN / Insider staff
With the Concord Family YMCA's MOWKAWOGAN summer day camp in full swing, we took them up on an offer to stop by for an afternoon. TIM GOODWIN / Insider staff
With the Concord Family YMCA's MOWKAWOGAN summer day camp in full swing, we took them up on an offer to stop by for an afternoon. TIM GOODWIN / Insider staff
With the Concord Family YMCA's MOWKAWOGAN summer day camp in full swing, we took them up on an offer to stop by for an afternoon. TIM GOODWIN / Insider staff
With the Concord Family YMCA's MOWKAWOGAN summer day camp in full swing, we took them up on an offer to stop by for an afternoon. TIM GOODWIN / Insider staff
With the Concord Family YMCA's MOWKAWOGAN summer day camp in full swing, we took them up on an offer to stop by for an afternoon. TIM GOODWIN / Insider staff

Summer was such a great time when we were young.

Trips to the pool, no school work and lots of ice cream. Now – outside of the ice cream component – our summers are filled with yard work, work work and trips to the playground with our daughters.

But if we could go back to a time when life was a little more care free and pick one thing to do, it would probably be a week at summer camp.

Unfortunately we’re a little old to participate, but thanks to this cooler-than-most job we have, we got invited to spend an afternoon with the kids at Camp Mowkawogan put on by the Concord Family YMCA at Camp Spaulding.

The Y averages about 120 campers a week between Camp Mowkawogan for kids who have completed grades 1-8, and Squeaky Sneakers Camp for those who have finished kindergarten.

And let us tell you, there’s lots of fun being had.

The kids get to do activities like ultimate frisbee, floor hockey, gardening, aquazumba and outdoor cooking. There’s also nature art, improv, capture the flag and the ever popular pool time – and all the cool stuff you see in the pictures. Basically if you can think of an activity that sounds like fun for a kid, odds are they can try it out at the Y’s camp.

Each week has a different theme with ones like Wild Kingdom, Star Wars and Color Wars – among others – still to come. Campers get to choose what four activities they want to participate in.

There are still four full weeks remaining, and you can also sign up for two or three days.

For more info, contact Amanda Newton, assistant summer camp director at anewton@concordymca.org.

Author: Tim Goodwin

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