Fleetwood Tri Valley YMCA Summer Camp celebrates Olympic Day with Camp Olympics

Submitted by Ed Carter Tyler Carter speaking to Brandywine sixth graders.

Event one of more than 700 nationwide events celebrating the birth of the modern Olympic Games

FLEETWOOD – The spirit of the Olympic Movement will roll into Fleetwood, as TRI VALLEY YMCA hosts Camp Olympics in celebration of Olympic Day.

The Camp Olympics will take place on June 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fleetwood Park. Paralympian athlete Tyler Carter, from the 2014 Sochi Olympics, is scheduled to attend the Olympic Day celebration.

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“We are excited to take part in Olympic Day and inspire kids in the Fleetwood community,” said Megan Dougherty, Director of the Tri Valley YMCA. “The Tri Valley YMCA is proud to support the Olympic Movement and encourage children to lead healthy, active lives.”

The Olympic Day activity is one of more than 700 events taking place nationwide between June 14 and 30. The events, designed to engage youth and promote the ideals of the Olympic movement, feature athlete appearances, family-friendly activities and interactive learning experiences.

Around the world, more than 160 countries take part in the annual celebration. Olympic Day, created in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games, focuses on the Olympic values and ideals such as fair play, perseverance, respect and sportsmanship. In the U.S., Olympic Day events range from small gatherings to large, city-wide events.

For more information about the Camp Olympics, contact Megan Dougherty, at MDougherty@ymca-berkscounty.org.