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Madison Area YMCA Welcomes Camp Director Finola Colon: Save Summer as we Enjoy a Safe Summer

May 05, 2021

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For Immediate Release  

 
Madison Area YMCA Welcomes Camp Director Finola Colon:
Save Summer as we Enjoy a Safe Summer  

 

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Caption: The Madison Area YMCA is pleased to announce that Finola Colon has joined our staff as Teen & Family Program Director and Association Camp Director. 

(Madison, NJ) May 5, 2021 – Plan Summer 2021 now! Your camper will be the main character as we create, grow and explore a safe summer together. 

We invite you to check out our summer offerings for the Madison Area YMCA's Quest Camps at madisonareaymca.org/camp, as well as our summer session programs. Online registration is open. Camps begin on Monday, June 21 for preschoolers through children entering grade 11, and our summer programs session begins Monday, June 28. All registration for camp and programs is conveniently and easily accessible online and can be completed from a desktop, laptop or mobile device. 

We are pleased to announce that Finola Colon has joined our staff as Teen & Family Program Director and Association Camp Director. Finola brings a wealth of experience gained in New York as a Y summer camp director. As a child, Finola enjoyed many outdoor summer adventures at day camp, and looks forward to creating lasting memories for today’s campers at Quest Camps. Building upon the very successful 2020 Madison Area YMCA camp season and knowledge from her prior positions, Finola and her team plan to provide a fun and magical experience to give our campers the summer 2021 they deserve. 

“I am very happy to be joining the Madison Area YMCA at such an exciting time,” said Association Director Finola Colon. “As we count down the days to the start of our 2021 camp experience, the Y is busy planning daily programming that is jam-packed with magical activities including sports, arts, games, daily swimming and friendship-building experiences. Quest Camps cannot wait to provide an environment for our youth to get out of the house and enjoy the company of their peers SAFELY.” 

The health and safety of our campers, their families and camp staff is our top priority. We follow the most current guidelines from health authorities, the state and local governments, the CDC, and American Camp Association as we create a safe, healthy and FUN camp experience.  

An active Madison Area YMCA membership is required to receive the attractive member rate. The Y strives to be available for all with financial assistance provided for membership and programs including summer day camp.  

Visit our MiniQuest (entering preschool - grade 1), KidsQuest (entering kindergarten - grade 6), SummerQuest (entering grades 6 - 9) and Leader In Training camps (entering grades 7 - 11) website pages at madisonareaymca.org/camp for more information. Quest Camps questions may be directed to Association Camp Director Finola Colon at 973-822-9622 x2265 or email at QuestCamps@madisonymca.org.  Visit madisonareaymca.org/2021 for more information about our Summer Program Session. Please email Membership@madisonymca.org to join, to reactivate a Madison Area YMCA membership, or for financial assistance information. 

As a leader in healthy living, the Madison Area YMCA diligently monitors developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and communicates with and provides resources to our community. Wellness for all ages has never been more essential to our community than it is now. As a mission-driven charitable organization and community wellness center, the Madison Area YMCA is dedicated to nurturing the potential of our youth, providing a safe space for teens, improving the community’s health and well-being, and giving back by providing support to our neighbors.   

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Why the Y

  • Y Ninja Fit—It’s a Hit!

    Mar 02, 2020

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    Friday afternoons at 4:30 p.m. are a blast for 13 boys enrolled in Y Ninja Fit for Teens at the Madison Area YMCA. The Gymnastics Center is abuzz with the boys running, climbing and jumping over and under obstacles. (Where are you, girls? This is open to you too!)

    Teens experience the best of both worlds in this one-hour combination class of obstacle course training and fitness training. The first 30 minutes takes teens through a classic Y Ninja class—climbing towers of mats, scaling the warped wall, dropping down to hit the ground running to race through courses that build coordination and motor control, test physical strength, instill discipline and push agility to new heights. In the second half hour, teens hit the circuits and learn fitness skills that enhance their Ninja skills and start them on the path to life-long healthy living. 

    “I like Y Ninja Fit because it's fun and I get to hang out with my friends,” says Dylan Gregory, 13, of Madison. The equipment is really cool—the foam pit is my favorite—and the teachers are really nice.”

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