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Ribbon Cutting Thursday, August 6

July 29, 2015 (Rancho San Diego)--YMCA Camp McGrath in Rancho San Diego will celebrate its ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.  The beautiful outdoor area, located at the McGrath Family YMCA - 12006 Campo Road, is in a position to provide a variety of recreation programs that allow camp kids and family members to enjoy a serene park atmosphere with numerous exciting features for the kids and the kids at heart.

Thanks to six major supporters of the EAST COUNTY FAMILY YMCA and its life changing programs (Laurie McGrath, Tom Page, the Hendrix Family, William and Adele Woolman, the Thompson Family and the Center for Oral and Facial Surgery), YMCA Camp McGrath will feature:

  • The Thompson Family Rock Climbing Wall.  Standing over 50 feet high, kids and adults will reach new heights while achieving a sense of adventure!
  • The Page Pavilion.  This feature includes a rustic, camp style amphitheater cooled by attractive shade sails that will gather over 250 kids for camp songs, award ceremonies, special skits and more!
  • The Center and Facial Oral Surgery Picnic Area will allow Y Camp Kids and Adventure Guide Families to enjoy the picturesque views under impressive shade sails.
  • The GaGa Pit is a large octagon court utilized for a game similar to dodge-ball.  Kids will dodge, strike, run and jump to be the last person standing in this exciting and fun game!

“At the YMCA we are all about strengthening kids, families and communities,” said Rob Sauvajot, Executive Director/Vice President, East County Family YMCA.  “We are very grateful to our donors, local businesses, volunteers, elected officials and the community at-large for making this dream a reality.  YMCA Camp McGrath gives kids and families a dedicated space, in a serene environment, to play, be silly, learn new skills, make new friends and spend quality time with one another.  We look forward to seeing this beautiful space being filled with children and families participating in programming that will change lives for the better.”

In addition to the new Camp McGrath, this YMCA includes a state of the art Sports Complex, a 35,000 sq. ft. full-service facility with: the Sycuan Wellness/Fitness Center, the Dallas Pugh Gymnasium, a Youth and Teen Development Center and multiple Group Exercise Studios. There is also a Member Lounge and Child Watch Center while members work-out.

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