Winds up to 90 miles per hour roared through YMCA Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya in Mountain, Wisconsin in the evening of July 19th and subsequent storms blasted Oconto County and the YMCA’s camp property on Saturday, July 20th. At that point, week 6 session of camp concluded that Friday afternoon so no campers were on site. Camp Executive, Max Clark and his family were the only people in residence. There were no injuries however camp facilities and grounds of 150 acres including the beautiful waterfront experienced major damage.
Over 250 trees are down. One hundred or more trees need to be removed pending professional foresters’ evaluation of many surrounding trees for long-term viability and safety.
Some 80% of the camp structures have damage including an expected total loss of High Ropes course/Climbing Wall, pending evaluation of professional insurance claims adjusters. The Nature Center sustained major damage.
Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya staff have set up a communications office from the Ferguson Family YMCA corporate office in downtown Green Bay, with the priority focused on clean up coordination. The Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya facebook page will be the main and primary communications hub from Camp with updates about volunteer, equipment and supplies needed.
To make a monetary donation for Camp Storm Relief, visit www.greenbayymca.org/give. YMCA Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya is located at 12101 Y Camp Road in Suring, Wisconsin.