Bob Costas, Camp McAlister alumnus,
introduces the New York YMCA Camp’s 100-Year Anniversary!

Tellabrationˌ   teləˈbrāSH(ə)n,    noun:  Definition:  The action of marking one’s pleasure at an important event or occasion by engaging in storytelling, typically camp-related.

Here’s how our Tellabration works:

Think about a specific time at camp that holds significance for you – maybe a quiet moment by the lake or a particularly funny skit, maybe a challenge you overcame or someone special you met at camp.  Tell us about it.

Don’t get hung up on form.  Just give us the story.  If you are doing a video, it’s totally OK to do it with your phone.  You can submit a written story or and audio file – whatever works.

Email your story to us:

We’ll be sharing  stories throughout the year – in bits and pieces, some in their entirety.  We are going to hang onto some of them for a while to get the timing right.

On Thursday, January 31, 2019 (SAVE THE DATE!!!!!)  We will present some of the most significant/moving/entertaining/important stories at a live Tellabration Finale at the King Alphonso Room of the West Side YMCA (5 West 63rd Street, NY, NY) from 6:00-8:00pm.  Click here to register.

Submit way more than one story.  This is our history!  If you are wondering what to share, visit our facebook group for ideas:

You can also visit our pop-up video storytelling booth at a New York YMCA Camp event:

Women’s Wellness (May 18-20 & November 9-11)

All Together Now (Memorial day weekend)

Summer Family Camp ( August 31-September 3)