Cadillac YMCA Awarded Grant to Improve Camp Torenta

The Cadillac Area YMCA has learned they’ve been awarded a $40,000 camp capital matching grant for facility improvements for the second year in a row.

The money will be used at Camp Torenta, owned by Cadillac Area Public Schools.

The camp is used for academic and athletic camps, community events and also hosts a summer youth camp.

It’s been in need of repairs over the past few years.

They’re looking to replace old plumbing, three cabin roofs and access ramps built at four cabins.

We spoke to the program director who said the money is huge when it comes to keeping up with necessary maintenance that might not be possible without it.

“You have to go to camp at some point. Growing up as a kid, it’s complete unique experience you can’t duplicate anywhere else. You know the maintenance of it takes a lot got a lot of support from the community over the years, but it’s been a few years since any big projects were done so is huge to get these grants to make those projects happen,” says YMCA program director Mike Kelso.

The camp hopes to have the improvements complete by December.