Our YMCA Family was dealt a substantial blow this past weekend with devastating storms that hit our Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya.
Our Team is working tirelessly to restore our Camp and get us back up to speed as soon as safety permits, and the staff, parent, and volunteer response has ben nothing short of incredible. That said, we not want to underscore the extent of the damage this storm has had on camp nor the challenge that lies ahead of us as a community.
Unfortunately, due to extreme facility damage, all summer camp sessions for weeks 7 (July 21-26 ), 8 (July 28-Aug. 2), 9 (Aug. 4-9), and 10 (Aug. 11-16). We predict 6-10 weeks for main camp to be usable and safe, and 12-14 weeks to be fully operational.
We ask that families registered for a cancelled session e mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the first and last name of your camper/s as well as the program they were registered for and instructions for how you would like us to adjust your registration. The available options are to receive a full refund for your registration, donate camp fees to the storm relief efforts, or transfer your 2019 registration to the 2020 summer to ensure priority registration for next year. Please allow up to two weeks for us to process any registration adjustments.
If your camper recieved a scholarship to attend camp for weeks 7 and 8, they will be guaranteed a spot next summer and we will still honor that scholarship. Please e mail us at email@example.com and tell us the name of your camper and the type of scholarship they recieved. You will need to bring the scholarship certificate to camp when you check them in next year.
Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya is not accepting any new registrations at this time for the 2019 summer.
Our priorities at this time are to repair camp with the safety of all campers and guests as the focus and to communicate transparently and immediately with families registered for any/all summer sessions.
Camp has been without power and water since Friday, July 19th. There are over 400 trees down across the property and most buildings have substantial damage. We are devastated by the circumstances and need the help of our camp and YMCA community to recover as quickly and safely as possible.
Here's how you can help:
1. Donate to the Relief Fund - fill out the online form, and comment "U-Nah-Li-Ya Storm Relief." The funds will go directly to restoration efforts including machine rentals, equipment replacement, construction costs, logging costs, and volunteer supplies.
2. Donate Supplies to Camp - Please bring items from our specific list only and drop them off in the lobby at the Ferguson Family YMCA in downtown Green Bay. They will be picked up and delivered to Camp daily.
Items we need:
- Menards or Fleet Farm gift cards
- Safety Glasses
- Clorox Wipes
- Energy Drinks/Gatorade
- 500 stamps
3. Volunteer On Site - We currently do not need volunteers on site. This week (8/5-8/11) We need time for the team to recuperate and plan next steps for repair efforts. Please do not show up at camp to help, we will not have jobs ready. Thank you for your understanding. More volunteer opportunities will be posted. Thank you. U-Nah-Li-Ya Storm Relief Volunteer Sign Up Sheet.
The staff, campers, and families who have grown up at Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya thank you dearly for any support you can offer. Every contribution helps. If you make a donation, or volunteer at camp and would like to share it with us, please post a photo using the hashtags #unahliyastrong and #uniestormrelief. We love to stay connected with the generous community that we are so lucky to be a part of.
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