Director Message, Ki-Wa-Y Fall 2015 - YMCA of Three Rivers Waterloo Region

Director Message, Ki-Wa-Y Fall 2015

a message from Ki-Wa-Y Director, Nicole Smurthwaite

Ki-Wa-Y director, Nicole

Hello Alumni!

I had a terrific first summer directing Camp Ki-Wa-Y, and was thrilled with my staff, both new and returning!

I enjoyed so much about camp this past summer, but one of my favourite times each session was our opening campfire. I love to see each set of new campers so full of camp spirit and so very excited for the new adventures, great friends and memories they know they can expect during the week with us!

This year we added stand-up paddle boards to the Ki-Wa-Y waterfront, and all campers, regardless of age or size, loved this new water activity. Another stream that was a huge hit in 2015 was "Survive and Thrive" which included fire and shelter building, bear hangs, tree and plant identification, and more.

As in past camp years, the end of summer comes all too quickly as staff tearfully say their good byes to each other and the Ki-Wa-Y site. Although it's been a few years since you last said good bye I hope to see many Ki-Wa-Y Alumni at camp on Alumni Family Day scheduled for Saturday, May 28, 2016. 

Nicole Smurthwaite,
Director, Camp Ki-Wa-Y