SURING, Wis. — The remainder of YMCA Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya resident summer camp is cancelled following severe storm damage.
In a news release published Wednesday, The Greater Green Bay YMCA said the storms on July 19 and July 20 left hundreds of trees down and more than one hundred more needing to be removed for safety reasons.
The YMCA said hundreds of volunteers donated more than 5,500 hours of work to help clear the trees, but the work still wasn't enough to clear all of the damage.
Major repairs still need to be done. The YMCA said they need to repair, restore and clean the exteriors and interiors of twenty-nine damaged structures.
"Our High Ropes Course and Target Sports Area will need to be completely rebuilt," the news release states.
The YMCA hopes to have the main camp operational within 6 to 10 weeks. They hope to be open for the Father Daughter Camp in September.
The YMCA has contracted with tree professionals to remove clusters of dangerous standing trees. At this time the YMCA continues to make an appeal for volunteers age 18 and older: chain sawyers, wood chipping and wood splitters. Please only arrive at Camp if you have signed up online with specific information of experience and skills: http://bit.ly/uniestormvolunteer