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Welcome to Camp Winona

For 100 years, YMCA Camp Winona has been a place where youth have come to learn, grow and have fun in a wholesome and safe environment. Our goal is to provide each person with an experience that will help them grow and reach their potential.

Operated by the Volusia Flagler Family YMCA, YMCA Camp Winona is nestled among 68 secluded acres of oaks and pines on the shores of our 88 acre spring fed Lake Winona. Our heritage and programs have continued to provide fun and excitement in a safe atmosphere. That is why YMCA Camp Winona is “a place in the woods that finds a place in the heart!”

Letter from the Director – 3/20/20

Dear Camp Winona Family,

I have rewritten this daily for almost a week now. The news and information has been evolving so rapidly, it has been impossible to keep up. The changes in our routines and lives are an absolute headache, to put it lightly.

However, one absolutely beautiful thing has emerged from all this that gives me so much hope and joy; communities are lifting up and uniting in a remarkable way. I’ve seen more selfless acts from businesses and individuals who are trying their hardest in making sure there are no families who go hungry, no children who lose weeks of learning, and no small local businesses go under.

Because of this, no changes are currently planned here – I choose to remain hopeful for summer and am working hard to ensure that we’ll have another amazing program for all children to experience this summer. You understand how important Camp is for children; the opportunity to grow, learn and play outdoors is essential. Right now, Camp is too quiet. Normally, Camp is alive with school groups, scouts, and other youth groups enjoying nature. Right now, they are staying home, making an incredible sacrifice for the greater good. Kids will deserve and need Summer Camp more than ever this year. 

There is nothing more important than the health and safety of our family, friends, and community members. While we are physically distant, just know that you are not alone and we are in this together.

If you need anything, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Sincerely yours,

Alex Kinney

Executive Director

 

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