Donna Sittard, Development Director
A big Happy Birthday to everyone!  Back in May, the YMCA of Greater Springfield celebrated its 169th birthday and this July the United States celebrates its 245th birthday.  So with all this celebration going on, please accept our 2021 birthday well wishes to you.

Click on the video below for a message from Dexter Johnson, President & CEO of the YMCA of Greater Springfield. 


The YMCA of Greater Springfield has three summer day camps:  Camp Fun City, Springfield; Camp Stony Brook Acres, Wilbraham; and Camp Weber, West Springfield.  Every day, hundreds of children come to one of our camps where they can learn to swim, go swimming, mountain bike riding, do archery, rock climbing, high ropes, play sports, create arts & crafts masterpieces, go on walks, learn summer STEM projects, take field trips, make friends, and so much more.  As they spend their time with our staff, their days are filled with fun and adventure all while living out the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.  Because of COVID-19, last summer we were only able to open Camp Fun City and Camp Stony Brook Acres.  We are excited to re-open Camp Weber for this summer.

The YMCA has helped me in many ways. One being my social skills. I have been able to “make friends” and “fit in”. Another being, working with younger children at Camp Weber. I am able to participate in their CIT program (counselor in training). I have learned to be patient and realized the importance of working with smaller children and help them succeed in something each day. I highly recommend the YMCA to any teen looking to learn new skills and develop their own self.

– Anebella Lopez
Our summer camp staff, in many cases are also our after school staff so the children get to see them all year if they are enrolled in both programs.  Camp and After School begin with you in Kindergarten through the teen years.  Keep us in mind for next summer and this upcoming school year.  For more detail on program or employment opportunities, please visit our website at  
Over the course of the past several months, Camp Weber has been getting a face lift with the help of so many community members making their own impact on the community through the Y. We want to thank them for their time, talent & treasure to help make our camp ready for our campers this summer. So the next time you see them, call them or visit their location, please extend a thank you for helping out.
Adam Quenneville Roofing & Siding

Anonymous Donor (2)

The Agnes M. Lindsay Trust

Big E Trust

Construction Dynamics

Eastman Chemical

Excel Dryer

Graybar Electric Supply

Hampden County Sheriff’s Department

Kelly Building Group

Kittredge Foodservice Equipment & Supply

Noonan Energy

Nora Roberts Foundation

Ondrick’s Materials & Recycling

Szlachetka Dubay, P.C.

West Springfield Rotary Club

West Springfield Rotary District 7890  

There is still time! The kids are ready to get out of their homes and be outside.  At the Y we don’t turn away anyone due to the inability to pay in full for programs and services, which is a reason the Y raises money to help in this endeavor.  It cost approximately $200 per week to send a child to one of our camps. Would you consider making an impact on a child’s life by making a contribution toward sending a child to camp?  Donations can be made: payable to the YMCA of Greater Springfield, P.O. Box 15329, Springfield, MA 01115-5329 or can be made online at
Also, the YMCA has a gift registry at Walmart for arts & crafts supplies at
Monday, September 20, 2021

The YMCA of Greater Springfield will be holding its Golf Classic at the Longmeadow Country Club.  All proceeds will go toward providing early learning opportunities to our youngest members, keeping children safe and nurtured in and out of school, providing adventurous summer camp experiences, mentoring and tutoring teens, putting families on the track towards healthy living, or providing a social outlet for members of our community.  

Thank you to the following leading sponsors who have signed up so far:

If you would like to join us that day and/or become a 
sponsor please contact Donna Sittard, Development Director at, call 413-739-691 x3110 or visit our website at

Who, Where,
What, When & Why the Y
Who:  Ronald Kidd

Where:  Pellegrini, Seeley, Ryan & Blakesley

What:  Board of Directors-Secretary, YMCA of Greater Springfield

When: “I have been a member of the downtown branch of the Y since 1970 --51 years. As a child I was a member of the West Springfield Y. In the Peace Corps I worked nights in an urban Y in Venezuela. I have been a YMCA of Greater Springfield Board member since 1974 including a two year stint as Chair.”   

Why the Y:  “I have always enjoyed the camaraderie of the members, and the wonderful opportunity to join with some great folks on the Board to serve the community at large. It has not been without its challenges, but it has always been worthwhile.

For more information about the YMCA of Greater Springfield please visit our website at and follow us on facebook at


Association Offices
Tower Square | 1500 Main Street, Suite 256
Springfield, MA 01115
Downtown Springfield YMCA
Tower Square | 1500 Main Street, Suite 200
Springfield, MA 01115
P: 413.739.6951

Scantic Valley YMCA

45 Post Office Park, Wilbraham, MA 01095
P: 413.596.2749

#StrongYStrongCommunity #StrongerTogether

Donna Sittard, Development Director
Association Offices
413-739-6951 (x3110)

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