Children together in a forest
Aug 10, 2023

L.L.Bean Brings Outdoor Adventures to Campers Through YMCA Camp Scholarships

This summer, the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago was thrilled to partner with L.L.Bean to make outdoor wellness and adventure accessible to campers across the Midwest and beyond through YMCA camp scholarships!

L.L.Bean’s generous contribution empowered campers to make lifelong memories at  YMCA Camp Duncan, YMCA Camp Independence, and YMCA Camp MacLean.

“Camp is an exciting and life-changing experience for campers of all ages,” said Bobby Thomas, Executive Director of YMCA Camps Duncan and Independence. “Our partners at L.L.Bean continue to demonstrate their commitment to the holistic health and wellbeing of Y communities — and all communities — through their generosity and support of outdoor programs for all.”

At the Y, we know that the time spent outdoors with friends and family can be the experience of a lifetime. We strive to create an encouraging, enriching environment that empowers campers to foster meaningful relationships, develop healthy practices, learn self-reliance and cooperation, and so much more — all amid the fun and camaraderie of camp activities.

Like L.L.Bean, we believe in the power of the outdoors to bring people together. The Y is grateful for their continued partnership and investment in the Y community, ensuring that everyone can experience the wellness benefits of time outside.

Thank you, L.L.Bean, for making adventure and discovery possible!