Scholarship Recipient Describes Her Experience as a “Defining Moment of My College Years”

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

YMCA Camp Campbell in the redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains near San Jose, California

Abigail Lane, a student at the University of Colorado- Boulder,  received a Casey Feldman Memorial Foundation Alternative Spring Break Scholarship this past spring to travel  to and volunteer at YMCA Camp Campbell, an outdoor educational science camp for 5th graders in the redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains near San Jose, California. In expressing her  deep gratitude to the Foundation for the weeklong  service opportunity, Abigail described the experience as “amazing” and “a  defining moment of my college years.”

All YMCA programs promote the four core values of the YMCA –  caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. The science education staffers believe that children are the key to the future, and that their understanding of nature and their wise use of our natural resources are essential to the well being of the environment.  The program strives to develop students’ awareness of their role in the environment, as well as their appreciation of the beauty of nature  Of course, it is a muti faceted learning opportunity for the volunteer counselors as well. (more…)