Van Wert Elks #1197 Hold 7th Annual Elks Day at Camp Clay

The kids and adults alike certainly took advantage of the gorgeous day on Tuesday, June
20th . Over 575 kids along with 100 or so parents showed up at the YMCA Camp Clay for the 7th ELKS DAY AT CAMP CLAY.

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This free day at Camp Clay was provided to all the youth of the area by Van Wert Lodge No. 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

The participants enjoyed swimming, the splash pad, wall climbing, paddle boats, kayaking, canoeing, the nature trail and especially the aqua park from 12 noon until 4:00 pm.

The Elks also provided a free lunch from 12:00 noon until 3:00 pm along with an afternoon treat of ice cream for all the kids who attended.

Van Wert Lodge was able to provide this thru both a Promise Grand and a Gratitude Grant they received from the Elks National Foundation

“We were very pleased with the turn out and happy that the kids came out to enjoy the day. This was our seventh year at providing this type of entertainment for the youth and it is growing each year. We have members who look forward to volunteering for this event each year.” stated Mike Stanley, Lodge Chairman for the event.

Van Wert Lodge looks forward to being able to provide another free day at Camp Clay in

Pictured are some of the kids enjoying the water at the aqua park and getting their free ice
cream in the afternoon.