What are your memories of Y camp?

July 10, 2013 

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 wbuss@bnd.com or call 239-2526.

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