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Polar Bear by the Numbers

*Over 1,035 plungers over 12 years!

*Over 40,000 scholarships provided over 11 years.

*Over 3,500 scholarships are provided each year.

*Plungers represent 9 decades.

*Every Plunger & Donor impacts a child's life, forever!

"It's the most meaningful thing I do all year!"


Camp Fitch Polar Bear Plunge!

The Polar Bear Plungers are a merry band of friends, alumni, teachers, campers, and staff who believe in the transformative power of Camp Fitch YMCA. By fundraising for the Fitch 4 All Initiative our Plungers help bring to our shore kids who need financial support to experience our great camp on a Great Lake.

Polar Bear is an old summer camp tradition to start every day with a quick swim: our Plungers take this to next level for the Fitch 4 All Initiative by being the first to swim each year in the icy waters of Lake Erie the weekend of March 12th or remotely in icy waters of their choosing!

Join us March 12th to Plunge, to Come Home, to Be the Difference in a Child's Life, Forever!

Camp Fitch Forever!


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Panelmatic Youngstown, Inc.

Lakeside Linen Supply

Panelmatic Building Solutions in Memory of Bud Dearing

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Duck Regatta & High Roller Auction

Come to camp or buy your ducks online to win great prizes:

Weekend of Camp

Camp Fitch Polar Bear Quilt

$500 Airline Voucher

CAVs Basketball Game Club Seats

Cool Camping Equipment

Follow this link to enter (need not be there to win)!

Duck Regatta & High Rollers Raffle Link

May the Best Duck Win!

Lewis Hamilton Autographed Hat Auction

Here pictured on his 2020 F1 Championship Car, follow the link to win the autographed hat donated by CF & Tech Focus Alumnus Kim Stevens:

Lewis Hamilton Hat Auction Site