The YMCA Mission


This file appears in: YMCA in the Cleveland Metroparks
The YMCA Mission

YMCA summer camps were originally established in America to aid in the organization's proselytization efforts. Reflective of a general shift toward secular programming and a broadening of the YMCA's mission, summer camps by the early 1900s were designed to guide the spiritual, mental, and physical development of its young attendees.


This file appears in: YMCA in the Cleveland Metroparks