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YMCA Camp Connecting Kids from Around the World 

More than 225 campers and counselors from outside the United States will attend YMCA Camp of Maine this summer – a new record for the camp.  15 campers are coming from China – also a first – and another 20 from Spain through an exchange program with a YMCA in Madrid.  Campers also will travel from Israel, France, England as well as Canada.  The Y Camp staff includes counselors from New Zealand, Australia, Russia, Czech Republic and Kazakhstan, many of whom attended as campers.The YMCA Camp of Maine, which is in Winthrop is a summer resident facility for boys and girls ages 8 to 16.  Since 1915, over sixty thousand young men and women from a variety of cultural backgrounds have attended.  Kids from Maine make up approximately 80% of the total campers in 2010.  The balance are either international or from one of 35 other states.  More than 100 campers are from Canada and the majority of those children are from Quebec.  Kids from Quebec have been attending Y Camp for nearly four decades.For more information about the Maine State YMCA Camp visit www.maineycamp.org