Easton West Ward Summer Park Program



We had an exciting summer of programming as we focused on how to best serve our community during the pandemic.  We’re thankful to all the partners who made this season such a success, helping us accomplish the following:


Dutchtown Park
• We served 32 individual participants, with 16 children attending regularly.
• We created a sense of community at the park, which became VERY family-oriented. Each day we held the program, parents stayed and participated in the activities or helped the staff load and unload the van, even teaching seasoned camp staffers gimp techniques they had never learned before!
• We served 374 free meals and snacks.


Vanderveer Park
• We served 96 individual participants, with 35 children attending regularly.
• We served 1,256 free meals and snacks.
• We connected multiple families with outside support that they otherwise would not have received (like the Intermediate Unit, Communities in Schools of the Lehigh Valley, Easton Area Neighborhood Center, etc.).


10th and Pine Streets - with Veggies in the Community (VIC)
• We served 55 individual adults and 35 individual children, many of which attended regularly.
• We served over 400 healthy, free adult meals and 310 free kids meals.


Paxinosa and Kellyn Foundation
• We served 44 individual kids who participated in activities.
• Over 280 kids meals were served.





Be sure to check back for information on the next season of our Easton West Ward Summer Parks Program! 



Check out Recipes from the Summer Park Program Here

• Squash Salad Recipe link

• Chickpea Pasta Salad Recipe link

Roasted Vegetable Couscous

Cowboy Caviar 



This Program Presented by the Greater Valley YMCA, Easton/Phillipsburg Branch, in partnership with the West Ward Community Initiative


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Greater Valley YMCA Membership Handbook

Financial Assistance


Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. At The Y, no child, family or adult is turned away due to an inability to pay.


Financial assistance awards are assessed on a case by case basis during a one-on-one, confidential session with a staff member. Those interested in applying for our financial assistance program are encouraged to download this form in English or download this form in Spanish, or stop in to any of our branches to learn more and pick up an application.

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