Greater Naples YMCA presents Camp Wyhoway

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NAPLES, Fla.- The Greater Naples YMCA is embracing a new youth program focused around Florida’s national parks.

The program was first announced last week in Miami. The YMCA in Naples will be one of the first in the country to launch a brand new type of summer camp.

YMCA partnered with the Big Cypress National Preserve to create Camp Wyhoway.

The camp’s goal is to take children away from their computer or phone screens, and get them outdoors.

The children will have opportunities to do nature walks, swamp buggy rides, and other fun educational activities.

“Some of the activities that we offer are educational walks, canoeing, we offer  swamp buggy rides, we offer airboat rides,” said J.D. Lee with the Big Cypress National Preserve.

“It’s not the roll out the kickball, play in the dirt kind of summer camp. This is an educational experience of fun,” said YMCA president Paul Thein.

The camp starts June 8 and is open to children in Southwest Florida from kindergarten through 5th grade. To sign up, you can call the Greater Naples YMCA at 239-597-3148 or click here to sign up online.

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