MAIER Hosts Outdoor Adventure Day with YMCA of Auburn Lewiston

Silhouette of children jumping and playingEven a few raindrops could not quell the excitement of the children arriving at the MAIER Family Partnership Outdoor Adventure Day on Saturday June 23rd.  Armed with their colorful sunglasses, event t-shirts, MAIER backpacks and snacks, families set out to explore the activities awaiting them at the YMCA Outdoor Learning and Education Center (OLEC) on Stetson Rd in Auburn.

Nineteen families from mid Maine joined MAIER for this family gathering to enjoy the outdoors and try some new activities, such as archery and gaga ball, all while being supported and encouraged by MAIER and YMCA staff and volunteers. A visit from the local fire department was a highlight for many, and included a demonstration of the fire rescue ladder rising to the treetops! Families came together for a BBQ at noon thanks to the generosity of local community supporters whose donations made this possible and the dedicated volunteers operating the grills and serving lunch.

To see photos from this event, visit the MAIER Family Partnership homepage

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Thanks to the YMCA and MAIER staff and volunteers: (left to right) Bri, Dave, Ariel, Bob, Sam, Skye, Sue, Donna, Bella, Mike, Martha & Sam! 


YMCA logoThis event would not be possible if not for our unique partnership with the YMCA of Auburn Lewiston, so our sincere thanks go out to Steve Wallace, YMCA CEO and Jaime O’Connor, OLEC Director, and their incredible staff Sam and Mike! We offer our sincere gratitude to all the local donors who help make this a free event for families and to our loyal staff and volunteer crew who make it all happen!

Our Donors:
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