Recently, the seven YMCA youth outreach summer camp sites across Fort Bend County converged on Bates Allen Park (YMCA Camp Cloud) in Kendleton, TX for their annual “Campapolusa” field day and picnic. Almost 300 Fort Bend County youth participated in a variety of activities and competitions. Thanks to the assistance from six local supporters and donors that participated as Celebrity Judges for the day; the kids also competed in a talent contest.
“The event is a great way for the kids to experience fellowship, fun and food, as well as building their leadership and teamwork skills,” stated Ben Anders, YMCA Community Outreach Director.
Each year, the highlight of the Y “Campapolusa” event is the annual talent show. During the talent show, each YMCA site presented their best talents in a variety of singing and dancing performances. For the second year in a row, judges for the talent show were represented by local organizations and businesses that support YMCA programs throughout the year.
The celebrity judges for the 2013 contest included Barbara Jones, Fluor; Darren McCarthy, City of Rosenberg Parks; Joel Harmon, Y Camping Services Board; Todd Manley, Walmart; Marshall Whichard, Y Camp Cloud Co-Chair and Mike Flory, Y Camp Cloud Co-Chair. After scoring all of the fantastic talent, the judges awarded first place to a dance team from the YMCA Pink Elementary site from Richmond, Texas.