Bangor Y’s Camp Molly Molasses Celebrates its Thirtieth Year 

Today was the last day of the Bangor Y’s Camp Molly Molasses for this summer.But it was also a day to mark a milestone. The camp’s thirtieth anniversary.Meghan Hayward has the story. “And then it became a camp where kids, boys or girls it doesn’t matter who need to have a place to go in the summer and have a good time.”Camp Molly Molasses on Chemo Pond in Bradley is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary.”I just think it’s amazing that we work so hard to put this all together. We work all year long to make camp work. And to walk into camp and see it happen it’s just absolutely amazing.”Director of Camp Molly Erin Hatch says the camp has become bigger and better through the years.And one Bangor family has seen all those changes.”Well I started out helping with the counselors and everything and I used to go pick the kids up with Blue Bell bring them to camp and bring them back, which was a big blue van that we used to have. Then I started cooking down here for the kids and everything.”And when her daughter Tonya Polk was old enough to attend camp, Frances Droche signed her up.TONYA SAYS SHE HAS MANY FOND MEMORIES ABOUT CAMP MOLLY.”Just experiencing being outdoors making new friends. Just the whole camp experience.”So it was no surprise that when Tonya’s children were old enough to attend they became campers too.7-year-old Megan Polk has been coming to Camp Molly for three years.And her favorite part about camp is.”Going swimming.”Hatch says it is families like that, that keep Camp Molly a favorite place for parents to send their kids every summer.So what’s in the future for Camp Molly?”It’s going to continue to get better and better. We grow and build from our experiences.”