On a recent Saturday morning YWCA child services staff participated in a ropes course at Camp Mission Meadows, located on Chautauqua Lake in Dewittville.
According to YWCA Child Care Director Brenda Backus, "The YWCA staff typically works in small groups, focused on child care activities; they rarely work collectively as a group. The activities experienced during a ropes course helped employees see each other in a different light. They experienced different leadership styles, creative problem solving and communication."
She added, "The Mission Meadows staff was easy to work with, flexible and very cost effective."
Recently the YWCA child services staff from Westfield participated in training. Left to right: Front row: Danni Riley, Christina Schuster and Karen Swank. Middle row: Cynthia Ferguson, John Emmons, Julie Devlin, Rosemary Catalano and Brenda Backus. Back row: Chris Cooper, Emily Colt and Shannon Bills.
The YWCA Westfield offers a variety of child care services and support for youth ages 33 months through high school. More information about child care services and the YWCA Westfield is available by calling 326-4012; Mission Meadows can be reached at 326-5932.
YWCA Westfield is a community partner of the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County, a member of the Westfield Barcelona Chamber of Commerce and a local affiliate of the YWCA USA. Administrative Offices are located at 58 S. Portage St., Westfield.