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Affordable Day Camps - Ron's Story

Ron Routhier - Affordable Day Camps

It’s not easy being a single dad, and the summer months can bring added challenges. Ron Routhier knows first-hand how difficult it can be to find fun, character-building activities children will enjoy over the summer. And it can be especially difficult when you’re dealing with a tight budget. That’s why the Coppell Family YMCA takes such great pride in offering safe, affordable, quality summer programs for children. Ron’s 10 year-old daughter has attended Camp Mission at the Coppell Y for the past two years, and his 4 year-old son attended Camp Doodlebug at Lakeside Elementary last year. Both of them talk about camp year-round and can’t wait to sign up again. They especially look forward to seeing their “camp friends” and the counselors that make it so much fun. And, of course, they also can’t wait to go swimming! Ron takes satisfaction in knowing that his kids are safe and having fun pursuing their many different interests and exploring the world around them. He especially likes that each activity emulates the YMCA’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. These are opportunities that Ron’s kids probably wouldn’t have if it wasn’t for the YMCA and for everyone who supports the Y Partners Annual Campaign. “Without the help of the Partners Annual Campaign and the financial aid it provides, my children would not be able to attend these camps that they enjoy so much!” says Ron. “Through the Y, I hope to be able to provide them with another memorable summer.”