As part of the YMCA Teen Summer Camp program, teens from A. C. Lewis YMCA, Dow Westside YMCA, Southside YMCA and Paula G. Manship YMCA came together at the Williams & Lee Park pool to learn life-saving skills.

During “Rescuers R Us” week at camp, 29 teens completed trainings to obtain certifications in CPR, First Aid, Oxygen/AED, Babysitting and Jr. Lifeguard. All 29 teens completed the certification and many of them plan to utilize these skills in the future as babysitters and YMCA lifeguards. The Y’s summer camp is designed to build character, support emotional, spiritual and physical well-being, and offer lifelong lessons to give children the opportunity to be the best they can be.

For additional information on YMCA Summer Camp please visit, contact your local Y or contact Kristen Hogan at  Shown are photos courtesy of YMCA. 

About the Y
The YMCA of the Capital Area celebrates 100 years of continuous service to our community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Throughout our parish the Y engages over 5,000 individuals annually – regardless of income or background- in hopes to nurture the potential of children, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support our neighbors. Anchored by the support of our volunteers, the Y has the long standing relationship and physical presence not just to promise, but deliver, lasting personal and social change. Find out more by visiting