WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The YMCA of Greater Springfield hosted an event to thank everyone who donated to the Camp Weber project.
The event, starting at 9:30 Wednesday morning, discussed the project and its purpose. The event was held at Camp Weber located at 79 Great Plains Road in West Springfield.
Those in attendance included:
- YMCA of Greater Springfield President & CEO, Dexter Johnson
- West Springfield Mayor Reichelt
- Town Council Members
- Sherriff Nick Cocchi
“The YMCA of Greater Springfield is so appreciative of all the hard work and donations fromDexter Johnson, President & CEO
everyone who came together to help us with many of the projects needed at Camp Weber and
raising funds to send kids to summer camp, culminating this spring. It allowed us to open
camp on a strong foundation providing our campers and staff with a better Camp Weber than
before the pandemic. . .Because of COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines, we were not able to open Camp Weber last summer. It was a blessing in disguise because it gave us more time to plan and roll out our capital improvements at the camp. I would also like to thank Jean Gailun and her friends, who for
another year in nearly a decade have raised funds to help send kids to camp.”
Camp Shepard is held in the summer for children ages 4 – 15 that includes swimming, hiking, archery, crafts, sports and more on 105 acres of land. Campers are currently in the third session of two weeks that ends on Friday.