August 28, 2013
Congratulations to our Metro YMCA of the Oranges 2013 Young Leaders Representatives!
Proudly representing Sussex County were Ben Lee, Ryan Walter, Thalia TenEyck and Antonio Justiniano. They were among 26 other representatives from our sister branches.
These members were selected to participate in a 1 week Leadership Camp Program. The program is designed to provide our youth with an opportunity to develop leadership and life skills and to broaden their understanding of what it means to take on a more responsible role in the community. Throughout the week, these teens were encouraged to try many new experiences, such as hiking, discussing the role of character values in our lives and decisions, swimming, learning about teamwork through hands-on experiences like the high ropes course, eating meals together, and so much more. All campers enjoyed a week of fun, reflection, growth, and challenge.
Our sincere thanks goes to each of our teens for their commitment to working towards strengthening our communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.