WAYS offers seventh annual 'Salute to the Olympics'

  • Campers from WAYS and Bartlett Park District joined in the seventh annual WAYS' "Salute to the Olympics" July 29.

    Campers from WAYS and Bartlett Park District joined in the seventh annual WAYS' "Salute to the Olympics" July 29. Courtesy of WAYS

  • A camper tries to keep a steady pace in the Chef's Race at the seventh annual WAYS' "Salute to the Olympics" July 29.

    A camper tries to keep a steady pace in the Chef's Race at the seventh annual WAYS' "Salute to the Olympics" July 29. Courtesy of WAYS

  • Two campers make their way through the Precious Cargo Race at the WAYS' "Salute to the Olympics" July 29.

    Two campers make their way through the Precious Cargo Race at the WAYS' "Salute to the Olympics" July 29. Courtesy of WAYS

  • Campers at the WAYS' "Salute to the Olympics" join in a water balloon toss.

    Campers at the WAYS' "Salute to the Olympics" join in a water balloon toss. Courtesy of WAYS

  • Youth at the seventh annual "Salute to the Olympics" compete in a Hoola Hoop Contest.

    Youth at the seventh annual "Salute to the Olympics" compete in a Hoola Hoop Contest. Courtesy of WAYS

  • The seventh annual WAYS' "Salute to the Olympics" features a Clean Up the Diner Dash.

    The seventh annual WAYS' "Salute to the Olympics" features a Clean Up the Diner Dash. Courtesy of WAYS

  • The seventh annual WAYS' "Salute to the Olympics" features a Clean Up the Diner Dash.

    The seventh annual WAYS' "Salute to the Olympics" features a Clean Up the Diner Dash. Courtesy of WAYS

  • Campers line up for the Chef's Race at the WAYS' "Salute to the Olympics" July 29.

    Campers line up for the Chef's Race at the WAYS' "Salute to the Olympics" July 29. Courtesy of WAYS

 
Wayne/Winfield Area Youth/Family Services
Updated 8/5/2015 4:19 PM

The seventh annual WAYS' Salute to the Olympics for community summer camps was held by Wayne/Winfield Area Youth/Family Services on July 29.

The fun-filled events had the themes of good sportsmanship, teamwork, and positive competiveness reinforced by all the staff and volunteers. This year, 50 grade school and middle school youth attended from the summer camp programs at WAYS and Bartlett Park District.

 

Allison Kowieski, WAYS' youth program coordinator, was the master of ceremony.

The opening ceremony parade included going through the Wayne Township Senior Center where seniors welcomed all the youth.

Each camp had their camp T-shirts and banners made by each camp.

In addition to camp, WAYS provides individual, family and group therapy in English and Spanish; anger management and parenting classes; senior services; and tutoring.

WAYS is a nonprofit United Way agency serving West Chicago, Winfield, Wayne, Warrenville, Bartlett, Carol Stream, and Hanover Park.

Funding is provided by Wayne Township, Winfield Township, Village of Hanover Park, DuPage Community Foundation, Ecolab Employees' Foundation, client fees, insurance, and donations.

WAYS is located at 27W031 North Ave. in West Chicago. For details, call (630) 231-7166 or visit www.ways4change.org.