Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, It’s Off to Camp They Go!

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Irving Oil is Sending 100 Local Children to YMCA’s Camp Glenburn

SAINT JOHN, NB — 100 Saint John children are enjoying a week at camp this summer thanks to Irving Oil’s Funshine Club. The 7 to 11 year olds will spend their time at Camp Glenburn swimming, learning to kayak, exploring nature, making new friends and navigating the high-rope obstacle course. Irving Oil also supplies each camper with everything they need to enjoy their week-long adventure; a flashlight, sleeping bag, sunscreen, bug spray and other camp necessities.

“We’re thrilled to support this program – the Glenburn experience is such a wonderful adventure for these kids – they learn new skills and make new friends that can last a lifetime,” says Andy Carson, Director of Public Affairs with Irving Oil. “We’re proud to call Saint John home and this is part of our commitment to our communities’ kids.”

Over the last five years, Irving Oil’s Funshine Club has helped 300 children from the Saint John area attend YMCA camps.

“The kids arrive very excited, a bit nervous and always smiling from ear-to ear,” says Shilo Boucher, CEO of the YMCA of Greater Saint John. "With Irving Oil’s support, these kids will get a chance to enjoy overnight camping – an important rite of passage experience – at Glenburn. Healthy communities start with strong kids and the Funshine Club is a remarkable commitment to the children in our community."

Nestled amongst the trees in Belleisle Bay along one of the most beautiful river systems in the world, Camp Glenburn is one of the Saint John YMCA’s greatest assets. For more than 80 years Camp Glenburn has been a safe place for kids to build confidence, learn leadership skills, foster their creativity, and connect with nature; some of the same values upheld at Irving Oil.

About Irving Oil

Irving Oil is a privately owned regional energy and marketing company that provides Eastern Canada and New England with high-quality products and customer service. Founded in 1924 and based in Saint John, NB, Irving Oil maintains a strong tradition of committed community service and partnerships through programs in healthcare, the environment, education and youth sports. For more information about Irving Oil and its community programs, please visit us at www.irvingoil.com or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/irvingoil.

About the YMCA of Greater Saint John

The YMCA of Greater Saint John is a community service organization composed of people of all ages and from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of community.

The Y provides vital services such as health, fitness and recreation, child care, camping, outdoor education, immigrant settlement services, employment, education, leadership development and volunteer opportunities. The Y connects people to each other and life-building opportunities.

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