Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

YMCA to Again Run Day Camp at Coonskin

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

YMCA to Again Run Day Camp at Coonskin

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The YMCA of the Kanawha Valley can again this year use Coonskin Park to offer summer day camp, the Kanwawha Parks and Recreation Commission decided Wednesday. During its regular meeting, the board voted to allow the YMCA use the park. It also voted to allow YMCA staff to operate Coonskin's pool and tennis courts.

The board will all allow the YMCA to use the facility at no cost, county parks director Jeff Hutchinson said. He said the YMCA will bring in more than 100 kids per day, Monday through Friday, throughout the summer.

"It's good for the community, and that's what they're trying to do is help the kids, Hutchinson said after the meeting.

Last year, the YMCA ran a camp out of the park's tennis courts, he said.

This year, Hutchinson said, "They're going to use three of the big shelters in the upper park and do it on a larger scale. …

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