Mark Dibble, CEO of YMCA Camp Ockanickon in Medford, standing at head of the table, speaks to a group at a recent Community Leaders Forum held at the Stokes Road camp. Earlier this month, Ockanickon invited local leaders from government, law enforcement, education, business and religious institutions to share a meal and to discuss challenges facing the community at large. Dibble talked about how camp spends more than $600,000 a year offering free and subsidized programs to children and families in need. He also talked about the camp’s year-round teen leaders club, it’s healthy food initiative, its partnering to fight the opioid crisis and its attempt to be more inclusive in all camp programming. He and other camp staff members brain-stormed ideas with the community leaders. Dibble said that camp remains committed to being a relevant partner to the neighboring community. “We’re asking you, how can we help?” The forum was held at the dining hall at Camp Matollionequay, the girls camp at Ockanickon.

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