These Y.M.C.A. Camps Served Children for 100 Years. Now They Are Shut.

For much of his childhood, he lived with his mother and grandmother in a public-housing complex in the South Bronx, where, he said, he was in constant fear of robbers and bullies.

But at the camp, in upstate New York, “I didn’t have to worry about dodging bullets,’’ Mr. Escobar, who is now 29, said. Instead, he was surrounded by trees.

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Juan Escobar was 12 and skinny when he first went to a Y.M.C.A. summer camp . He weighed only 65 pounds, often didn’t get enough to eat and had chronic asthma.

For much of his childhood, he lived with his mother and grandmother in a public-housing complex in the South […]

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