Your Support System
Circle of Champs is a program dedicated to improving the quality of life for children who’ve been touched by a life-threatening illness.
All program activities are free for families because we appreciate that treating an illness can cause financial challenges for your family and we want to help. We also offer discounted memberships to the Y, to give you a fun place to gather and play together with your family. Please let us help. Call today at 456.3634 x 1120.
“The Y has stood by me and my family during the most difficult times imaginable. You can’t put a price tag on that support .”
-Laurel (Circle of Champs mom)
A Unique Approach
What makes Circle of Champs special is its focus on the needs of each child and that child’s family. We understand that a child’s illness affects the entire family. This approach gives children and those in their lives the chance to spend fun time together when they need that the most.
Kids Get to be Kids
Free of charge, Circle of Champs kids are welcome to enjoy a week of summer fun at YMCA Adventure Camp (formerly Camp Nassau) in Guilderland, and a week of summer fun at our Bethlehem YMCA branch in Delmar.
Summer camp is all about having fun while building confidence, self-esteem, welcoming old friends and making new friends!
“At Circle of Champs, staff are just as focused on my ‘normal’ child as they are on my affected child. They give both my kids equal attention .”
-Fawn (Circle of Champs mom)
Please call today to join our program, or share this information with interested family and friends.
Please also consider volunteering with us. This program offers a meaningful, memorable way to give back to our community. Sponsors are also welcome.
To learn more, please call 518.456.3634 x 1120.