Local Politicians and YMCA Leadership at Ribbon Cutting Event, Pictured (L-R)- City of Woodbury Councilwoman Karleen O’Connor, YMCA of the Pines Board Chair Lynne Stanwood-Leadbeater, City of Woodbury Councilwoman Danielle Carter, City of Woodbury Mayor Peg Sickel, City of Woodbury Councilman William Fleming, YMCA of the Pines CEO Mark Dibble, City of Woodbury Councilwoman Donna Miller
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After months of strategic planning, the Gloucester County YMCA in Woodbury, NJ will proudly re-open its doors on December 6, 2021.
The nonprofit organization recently merged with YMCA of the Pines in Medford with the goal of expanding impact in the community, growing membership, and forming new partnerships.
Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony in August, the Gloucester County YMCA welcomed Cameron Baker as their new executive director. Baker’s priorities include creating new revenue streams, facility improvements, and strengthening relationships with local school districts, city officials, and local providers.
Baker shares, “The YMCA is so much more than just a gym. We welcome all community members, regardless of age, income, or background to learn, grow and thrive in an inclusive environment.”
Moving forward, the YMCA plans to grow youth development programs including “School’s Out” camps for students during holiday breaks, satellite camps, and day camps this summer. They will also focus on healthy living opportunities for active older adults such as pickleball and open swim in the mornings. Facility improvements include improved locker rooms and new program space in the front of the building.
City of Woodbury Mayor Peg Sickel says, “We couldn’t be more excited about the re-opening. The Gloucester YMCA brings the Woodbury community together and offers valuable healthy living opportunities for our youth, adults, and seniors.”
The YMCA welcomes all community members to to tour the facility and learn about membership specials. Baker explains, “During the month of December, any individual who joins will not pay membership fees until January. We want community members to feel a sense of belonging and family when they walk through the doors.”
For more information about membership and programs, visit www.ymcagloco.org.
About Gloucester County YMCA The Gloucester County YMCA in Woodbury, NJ is dedicated to the development of Spirit, Mind, and Body by providing leadership, programs, and services to all county residents instilling the Christian ideals of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
For more information, visit www.ymcagloco.org or call 856-845-0720.
About YMCA of the Pines
YMCA of the Pines is an interfaith, charitable association dedicated to helping children, teens and families explore, grow, thrive, and ultimately become the best version of themselves.
It is located on 800 acres off Stokes Road in Medford, NJ.
For more information, visit www.ycamp.org or call 609-654-8225.