YMCA Camp Matawa
Oct. 1, 2013
Scully from Minikani is the DUDE! and he has hooked us up with a bunch of other camps in the area. Today we went to visit Matawa, Minikani’s sister camp. Andrew Gappa is the summer program director at Matawa and between Matawa being a newer camp (just 17 years old) and Gappa being new to the director position, the potential energy at the camp is astounding. Camp is small now, serving only about 70 resident campers weekly, but they have big dreams. Their facilities were built in the late 90’s early 2000’s, they have a awesome L shaped pool with a big water slide and some great looking cabins. Our favorite part was the sweet natural playground that they have created on part of their grassy field, complete with a stockade of course. With only some 2 by 4’s and some sticks from the woods they have made a fortress looking barricade to entertain kids imagination and foster some creative play.