YMCA Camps Celebrate Animal Week

Published: August 10, 2022


Last week, the numerous summer camps at the Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA celebrated Animal Planet Week.  This included kids aged three to fifteen as well as others at Camp Merrywood. The six to eight year olds in Camp Hiawatha enjoyed a special animal treat, a demonstration of the sport of dog Agility. This was held for two groups of approximately forty youngsters each at the Y facility, plus via live streaming for another fifty-five campers at the Y’s Somers Point location.

Terri Booth, the YMCA’s senior director of Child Development, said, “We vary the themes for camp each week. To have a demonstration of dog Agility gave the campers a look at a popular sport that they probably wouldn’t get to see otherwise. The kids on site in Vineland and at Somers Point really cheered and clapped for the performance.”

The dogs who showed off jumping over horizontal bars, going through a tunnel, and jumping through a tire were Doberman Pinschers Sherman and Holly. Their owner, Christine Ward Garrison, also showed some of Holly’s obedience skills.

The attached photo shows Holly and some of her new fans, the Hiawatha campers.

Camps continue through the end of August, and limited registrations are still available. For information, please call the Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA at (856)691-0030 or check www.ccaymca.org.


Return to News & Blogs

Upcoming Events

Jul 17, 2024
Inflatable Night - "Let's Play" Outdoor Fun Zone
Jul 19, 2024
Home Swim Meet vs. Holly City - Begins at 4:45pm

Chher on our Sea Otter Summer swim team vs. Holly City

View Details
Jul 26, 2024
Family Fun Night - Celebrating the Summer Games

MEMBERS - Brinng the kids and join us for a FREE Family Fun night - 6:30-7:30 in the Milam ...

View Details
Jul 31, 2024
Inflatable Night - "Let's Play" Outdoor Fun Zone

View Upcoming Events »