The Rags and Leathers program has been a YMCA tradition since 1914! This program emphasizes personal development and accountability. Anyone at camp has the opportunity to participate and does so by choosing a mentor and setting a personal goal or goals for the upcoming session. Mentors help campers to stay motivated and provide encouragement and guidance as needed. Each stage of completion is marked by a more advanced color bandanna or leather pendant and is celebrated at a close of session ceremony.