National Night Out

national night out

At the Harrisburg Area YMCA, it is our goal to encourage community partnerships, help build safe neighborhoods, and grow positive, healthy relationships with those around us. It is through free community events like the National Night Out campaign that we seek to accomplish these goals!

The Camp Curtin YMCA in Uptown Harrisburg participates in the National Night Out campaign that promotes police-community partnerships.  According to the National Association of Town Watch website, the campaign began in 1984 through “an already established network of law enforcement agencies, neighborhood watch groups, civic groups, state and regional crime prevention associations and volunteers across the nation.”

The first annual National Night Out event in the country involved 2.5 million neighbors across 400 communities in 23 states. Neighbors and communities came together on this day to show their support for law enforcement in their efforts to keep neighborhoods safe places to live. The Camp Curtin YMCA began hosting their very own National Night Out block party in 2011, and hosted their 6th Annual National Night Out this past August! The event is open to adults, children, and families throughout our community.

This year, the event was hosted by the Camp Curtin YMCA, Capital Region Water, and Byrne Criminal Justice. Activities included a game truck, bounce house, water slide, arts and crafts, free T-shirts, book bag giveaways, YMCA membership giveaways, dunk tanks, free food, photo booths, face painting, clowns, and much more! Not to mention, DJ God Father played music throughout the evening!

The 6th Annual National Night Out at the Camp Curtin YMCA was held on August 1, 2017.

Support your community law enforcement and consider joining us next year for this exciting community event!


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