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Community outreach: Upgraded cabins for local youth organization

Categories: Community News, News | Posted: August 21, 2020

When we’re not busy building the best custom homes in Eastern Pennsylvania, Kay Builders strives to make a difference in the communities we serve.

We recently partnered with Valley Youth House (VYH), a nonprofit organization committed to collaborating with vulnerable, abused and homeless youths to build a foundation for success. VYH understands that everyone’s needs and situations are unique, compelling them to offer responsive programming created to fit the needs of every individual they work with. Because no two situations are identical, no two programs are identical—providing young people with the customized care and direction they need to find meaningful support and develop necessary skills. The wide-ranging programs ensure that VYH can remain a constant in the lives of those they serve, from childhood to adulthood.

Valley Youth House owns and operates Camp Fowler, which utilizes a team led by a Master’s level clinician to offer restorative, stress-reducing outdoor therapeutic recreation. The camp promotes healing and growth through adventure-based activities and experiential learning, resulting in positive development that’s not typically achieved in a conventional setting.

Camp Fowler’s cabins were built 80 years ago and in desperate need of a refresh—with damaged flooring, leaking roofs, rotting wood siding and poor insulation, there was a lot to be done. Kay Builders and several other area builders came together to remodel three of the sleeping cabins. The renovated spaces come fully equipped with heating, air condition and indoor plumbing, expanding the possibilities for year-round programs. Upgraded interiors and sturdier exteriors improved the safety and usefulness of the cabins.

Our owner, Rick Koze, served on the steering committee for the project. He saw it as an opportunity to positively impact the lives of young people in his community, and hopes that this contribution to Camp Fowler will help Valley Youth House continue to make a difference for decades to come.

To learn more about Kay Builders, the homes we build and the communities we serve, contact us today.