POLAND – The Auburn-Lewiston YMCA is in the middle of its 39th season of youth camping. For nine weeks, 155 to 170 children a week are being bused out and back to the Camp Connor facility daily from the YMCA and local pickup spots.

Some of the daily activities include archery, arts and crafts, boating, field trips, nature walks, some overnight camping under the stars, fishing, campfire songs, team building, sports and swimming.

Each week there are special theme weeks and theme days such as Hawaiian Day, Survivor Week, Pirate Day, Movie Day and Farm Day. On the last day of camp in August the annual Peanut Carnival will be held. Events will include golf putting, a dunk tank (dunk your favorite counselor), face painting, archery competition, water balloon throwing, darts and card games. Peanuts will be given to the campers to spend to enter the events, and peanuts will be awarded if the camper is successful.

Camp Connor is a co-ed day camp, owned and operated by the Auburn-Lewiston YMCA for youngsters age 6 to 13. Located on Lower Range Pond, it is combined with a large playing field, beach, wooded areas, adventure island and an expanded main lodge.

For more information on the camp or any other YMCA program, stop by the YMCA at 62 Turner St., Auburn, call 795-4095 or visit www.alymca.com.


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