Check out the latest website updates!

April 27th, 2014 | Posted by admin in Blog - (Comments Off)
EVERYONE MUST READ ABOUT THESE EXCITING CHANGES!

We know it has been a LONG TIME since we have made major updates to the site. The waiting is over! Over the next few days, you will experience small changes that will make a HUGE impact in the way you navigate YMCAWEWA.ORG. Some of the improvements include:

- A new landing page featuring a video with direct links to the top features.

- Improved touch navigation for users on iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone.

- Same experience whether you are using Internet Explorer, Chrome, FireFox, or Safari browsers.

- The Main Page has been transformed to showcase the latest articles and announcements.

We hope you enjoy these changes. Stay tuned, more is coming!

Wewa Fall Update

October 29th, 2014 | Posted by Rich Schellhase in Blog - (Comments Off)

After another amazing summer, we have been very busy out here at Camp Wewa with lots of groups and retreats!  Definitely one of the highlights of the Fall was the Halloween Fest presented by the Wewa Teen Board.  We had almost 50 volunteers here setting up Camp all day and then hosted over 250  visitors from all over Central Florida!  Highlights included our Costume contest, trick or treating in boys camp and the Haunted Trail and Cabins!IMG_1197

 

We will be hosting a Try Me Camp November 21-23, it is the perfect time to bring new campers along to Wewa for the first time! All the typical camp favorites like canoeing, archery, Capture the Flag, Gaga, Campfires, S’mores, Arts and Crafts and Ropes Activities will be happening!  Cost is only $100 for YMCA Members and $125 for non-members!

The Coolest Camp of the Year is almost here, Winter Camp is December 28-January 2 and our New Years Eve Mini-Camp is December 31-January 2.  This annual event is our largest camper gathering of the non-summer months and includes all your favorite camp games and activities plus some cool new stuff because of the coller weather.  The highlight is the New Years Eve Capture the Flag followed by the NYE Dance and the dropping of the ball at midnight!

And don’t forget, Summer Camp registration starts November 24th, all of the registration information will be out very shortly, don’t wait, more than half of our sessions filled up before camp even started last summer!

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DONATE TODAY! A Letter from Mark Edson

April 10th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Blog - (Comments Off)

Dear Friends of Camp Wewa:

As you probably already know, Camp Wewa is a kid’s summer camp nestled in pristine woodlands surrounded by lakes in Apopka, FL. Its been owned and operated by the YMCA of Central Florida for more than 62 years, with the sole purpose of offering kids and teens growth opportunities in self-confidence, leadership, friendship and faith, all while they’re having…just a ridiculous amount of fun!

At Camp Wewa, the emphasis is on outdoor fun and adventure, but the result is much greater than that. Adults who have looked back on memories of Camp Wewa often highlight experiences there as some of the very best of their lives. Our young campers gain valuable skills, expand their horizons, and learn that strength has more to do with the size of your heart than the size of your muscles. Our activities are designed to help them develop responsibility, self-esteem, leadership skills and create new friendships through teamwork. At Camp Wewa, strong Christian values are the foundation of all that we do, and even though our goal is to help campers grow, we never sacrifice the fun in the process.

We believe that every child should have the opportunity to attend Camp Wewa, and money should never be an obstacle to enjoying this unique and enriching experience. Thanks to the trust and generosity of families, individuals, corporations and foundations, our scholarship program offers financial assistance to campers who would otherwise be unable to attend camp. Last year, more than 150 campers attended Wewa thanks to the support of these donors. We are so humbled and thankful for this generosity.

In these tough times, the demand for financial assistance is greater than ever. In an effort to increase the number of scholarships for the 2012 camp season, we ask for your generous donation in our campaign to help make camp accessible for every child. All donations are tax deductible and every penny raised goes directly to sending kids to camp.

If you would like more information on YMCA Camp Wewa, please call us at
(407) 886-1240.  Thank you for your time!

 

Sincerely,

Mark Edson