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Written by Kathy Horrell   
Thursday, 14 May 2009 07:19

Scott County Family Y Helps Quad City Military Families Enjoy Their Summer

Davenport, Iowa – May 13, 2009 – Military families make a tremendous sacrifice on a daily basis and the Scott County Family Y wants to make sure military children have the opportunity to enjoy their summer vacation. This year, YMCA Camp Abe Lincoln along with the Sierra Club and Armed Services YMCA will offer a FREE 4-day/3-night resident camp for children of families who were, are or will be deployed.

Military Kids Camp will be held June 28 through July 1, and is designed for children ages 8 to 14. Space for this camp is limited to 50 children. Campers can expect to participate in action-packed activities such as canoeing, archery, horseback riding, camp fires, swimming and team building. In addition campers will take part in daily interest sessions specifically designed for military families that cover age appropriate topics while helping them build relationships among each other.

The cost of this week of camp is $315.00 per child however generous contributions from the Sierra Club through the Armed Services YMCA allow the Scott County Family Y to provide this unique camping opportunity free of charge. The University of Iowa and Illinois Extension Offices are also involved in this unique partnership.

For more information about Camp Abe Lincoln’s Military Kids Camp call (563) 381-3053 or visit the Camp Abe Lincoln website, www.YMCACampAbeLincoln.org.

YMCA Camp Abe Lincoln was recently voted Best Camp by River City Readers and offers year-round character development programming at its 250-acre site located just outside Buffalo, Iowa. Camp Abe Lincoln has been serving Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois for more than 85 years.

The YMCA: A Long-Standing Commitment to Health of Spirit, Mind and Body

The Scott County Family Y is one of the area’s largest community service organizations. Serving more than 2-million people in 2008, the Scott County Family Y offers a variety of programs and services focused on the holistic development of children and youth, family strengthening and health and well-being for all. The YMCA unites men, women and children of all ages, faiths, backgrounds, abilities and income levels - proudly serving the Quad Cities for nearly 150 years by building healthy spirit, mind and body for all. For more information visit the Scott County Family Y website, www.scottcountyfamilyy.org.