Over 100 campers returned from a week-long paradise at the Anaheim Family YMCA’s Camp Fox on Catalina Island.
Rated one of the best camps in the U.S., YMCA Camp Fox is the destination for teenagers ages 13-18 to learn important values and develop characteristics that are inspiring and life changing.
Campers experienced an array of activities, including music, arts and crafts, cabin talks and camp fires, and outdoor activities which included snorkeling, kayaking, tubing, hiking, rope courses and archery.
“After spending a week together, Camp Fox becomes a home for our teens,” said Camp Director Javier Gonzalez. “They leave with stronger values and challenge themselves to be a more influential person and a difference-maker. That’s what it’s all about.”
“Even though this is my first year and only year I can attend, I will remember it for the rest of my life,” said Jamie Ang-Lee, 18. “I want to tell other students that going to camp is the best experience you will ever have and you learn to be a better person. I did things I would have never dreamed of doing like snorkeling or jumping off the ropes course, and I was able to share it all with my new camp family.”
Another unique element to Camp Fox is the Rag program. The Rag program, used in YMCA Camps since 1914, reinforces positive values. It helps teens develop personal goals for growth, and when they are ready to commit to a life of leadership and service, they are given a specific colored rag for each stage of advancement at the Rag ceremony.