YMCA Camp Arroyo
14 December, 2012
Located in beautiful Livermore California, Arroyo is an awesome testament to how green technology can be incorporated in to every aspect of camp life. Camp Arroyo is owned by the local Parks department and operated by the YMCA of the East Bay. The Y runs outdoor education 9 months of the year and rent the facility to other organizations like the Taylor Fundation to run summer camp. Like most outdoor education programs Arroyo stresses the idea of environmental friendly living by letting campers fall in love with nature as well as educating them on the effects of food waste ect, but at Arroyo that is only the beginning. Each camper is also exposed to science fiction like green construction. From the incredible straw bale construction of the dining hall to the solar heated radiant floors in each cabin and so much more walking around Camp Arroyo is a science lesson in an of it self complete with diagrams an descriptions of each feature. Truly an incredible learning environment for kids to get excited about keeping our planet healthy and happy while also having a great time.