Fenton Gem Celebrates 100 Years!


Are you looking for something exciting to enjoy with your entire family this summer? YMCAs Camp Copneconic is a great option.  Whether it be families, schools, or just looking for a fantastic summer camp for the kids Camp Copneconic creates options for everyone.  Providing

Camp Copneconic

 programs for families since 1915,  Camp is  celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2015. The goal for this centennial year is a special emphasis on providing families valuable time together in the out-of-doors.  Following the tried and true “Families who play together, stay together!” ,  Camp Copneconic strives to provide families with outdoor experiences that are completely all-inclusive and full of adventure, allowing the parents to relax, let their guard down, and simply be big kids.  With so many kids used to see their parents in their day to day schedules, children absolutely love seeing their parents in this different light.  Whether its 25-feet in the trees on high ropes, or riding a horse, family camp programming is always full of natural laughter and lots of love.  

Interested in getting involved?  Check out these three upcomming options for families to consider :

100th Aniversary Celebration  –  July 25th

Good ‘Ole’ Summer time Family Camp  –  August 21st – 23rd

Daddy & Daughter Adventure Camp  –  October 9th – 11th

100th Anniversary Celebration – on July 25th, 2015.  All of Camp Copneconic will be open for the 100th Anniversary Celebration!  Families will have more activities to choose from than they have time to complete.   Registration will open at 11:00 am and the day will follow with a mosaic of classic camp activities that will allow campers young and old to experience the magic of a summer camp at Camp Copneconic.  The day will conclude around 8:30 pm with a special closing ceremony at the campfire area.  Sign up on-line at www.campcopneconic.org or call to register at (810) 629-9622.

Good ‘Ole’ Summer Time Family Camp –August 21st – 23rd, 2015. With 100 years of camping, one tradition we love to share is our Family Camp experience.  Family Camp is packed with choices like waterslide, aqua jump, fishing, horseback riding, kayaking, high adventure, and more!  Families enjoy getting to know

other families, but more than anything they enjoy the special bonding experiences with each other.  The start of this program was inspired by a father and son relationship at Camp Copneconic in the 1930s where in front of all their friends, said to each other at a campfire, “Pals Forever.”  Today, camp’s family activities are programmed with an intentional focus on strengthening relationships and simply having fun together in the out-of-doors.  Whether it’s catching a huge bass, or cooking that perfect s’more, or tandem kayaking on Lake Copneconic, this weekend will be remembered for a lifetime!

Daddy & Daughter Adventure Camp – October 9th – 11th, 2015.  Relationships with dads and their daughters are one of a kind!  If you thought Daddy Daughter Dance nights were fun, they will not want to miss this unique experience.  New for 2015, special times will be had between a daughter and her father, like horseback riding, kayaking, mountain biking, camp crafts, and hanging around the campfire cooking s’mores.  This weekend will for certain be talked about for years to come.

To sign up for all programs contact Camp Copneconic at (810) 629-9622 or register on-line at www.campcopneconic.org.  Camp Copneconic also offers a Summer Camp Preview on May 31st, 2015, from 2-5pm.