The YMCA of Southwest Illinois is selling its Outdoor Center in rural Belleville. The 65-acre property and its 20-acre lake served generations of day campers and provided outdoor recreation for metro-east families for decades. The local YMCA's day camp continues this summer at the East Belleville Center YMCA branch at 2627 Carlyle Ave.
Were you a YMCA day camper? Do you remember spending summer days at the lake, on the ropes course and hiking the trails at the Outdoor Center? Then the News-Democrat wants to hear from you.
Share your memories of the former campgrounds with reporter Will Buss at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 239-2526.