(MONCTON, N.B., June 18, 2018) – A new director has been named to manage the YMCA Campbellton youth centre.

Jérémie Nazair, a Campbellton native, began work in the new role last week and says he is thrilled to bring his energy to the position.

“I’m proud to join the YMCA, a terrific organization truly committed to developing healthy individuals, families and communities,” says Nazair. “I look forward to working with community partners from around the Restigouche area to do our very best to support youth in this region.”

The YMCA Campbellton youth centre, located on the main floor of the Memorial Civic Centre, opened in 2014 and offers young people aged five to 17 a positive environment to connect, learn and grow.

“Having volunteered at the youth centre a few years ago, I really see how it is making a difference, nurturing the potential of youth, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility within the community,” says Nazair. “I look forward to contributing to that awesome work.”

Nazair, who graduated from the University of Moncton with an education degree, has worked extensively with youth while employed in project development with various agencies such as the CBDC Restigouche, the Restigouche Entrepreneurship Centre and the Village of Balmoral. He also has experience in financial management through work with Uni Business.

One of Nazair’s first orders of business as the new director at the YMCA Campbellton Youth Centre is promoting the fact that space is still available at the centre’s upcoming summer day camp.

“Our day camp in July and August, for children ages five to 12, will give kids fun experiences to last a lifetime,” he says. “We’ll be going on outings and having fun with outdoor play, arts and culture, educational activities and much more. Our YMCA staff have Standard First Aid and CPR, Child Protection Training, and Background & Record Checks to ensure kids receive the highest level of care.”

This year’s summer day camp will be offered from 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Children will enjoy a wide variety of weekly themes, from nature exploration and art to science and the Olympics. T

To ensure no one misses a camp experience, the YMCA offers financial assistance to those whose circumstances would otherwise prevent them from participating in camp, notes Nazair. (There is also a 10% discount for each additional sibling signed up by parents or guardians for the summer day camp.)

To register your child for summer day camp or for more information, drop by the YMCA Campbellton, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. You can also contact the Y at (506) 753-3491 or jeremie.nazair@ymcamoncton.ca