Blue Sky at Camp Kresge
Blue Sky at Camp Kresge provides students from grades K-12 a landscape for learning about the great outdoors. Also, it offers sponsors the unique experience of customizing the environmental education camp with their specific area of interest.
In 2013, Robert K. Mericle designed a unique educational program – Blue Sky at YMCA Camp Kresge – in cooperation with the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA. He has funded scholarships for close to 3,000 underprivileged children to attend the Blue Sky program. Over the five years since the program was started, more than 10,000 school children have visited Camp Kresge for Blue Sky activities.
Blue Sky at Camp Kresge in White Haven provides students from grades K-12 a landscape for learning about the great outdoors. This environmental education program is made possible by donations from local businesses. It also offers sponsors the unique experience of customizing the environmental education camp with their specific areas of interest.
At Blue Sky, students use the world’s largest classroom – the great outdoors – to explore ecosystems, biodiversity, and unearth the hidden treasures of nature on land, in the lake, and in the sky. Team building, communication, leadership, and fun are also built into the program.
Blue Sky scholarship recipients enjoy many activities from boating, swimming and sports to games, arts and crafts. The Blue Sky program provides students hope, positive opportunities, and a new respect for the environment. Most importantly, every student returns home with stronger communication skills and newfound leadership qualities that will benefit them for the rest of their lives.