Amerigroup Funds Scholarships to Give Louisiana Youth a Chance to Experience Summer Camp

Amerigroup’s $12,000 grant makes 100 scholarships available to
children and teens to attend ExxonMobil YMCA’s summer camp in Baton

BATON ROUGE, La.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AmerigroupGiving–Amerigroup Louisiana has donated $12,000 to fund 100 scholarships for
children ages 4 – 16 to attend ExxonMobil YMCA’s Summer Camp Program in
Baton Rouge, La. The camp program offers children the opportunity to
attend health and nutrition classes, while engaging in fun, safe and
age-appropriate physical activities that promote healthy lifestyles.
Campers also have the opportunity to learn about nature, gain
independence and develop essential social skills.

“Amerigroup has sponsored hundreds of scholarships for ExxonMobil YMCA’s
summer camp over the past few years to help families who do not have the
means to send their children to summer camp,” said Sonya Nelson,
Amerigroup Louisiana president. “We recognize the benefits camp
activities can have on health and overall wellbeing, and we are proud of
our role in helping to shape lifestyles and improve future health

This is Amerigroup’s fifth consecutive year servings as a sponsor of
scholarships for ExxonMobil YMCA’s Summer Camp Program. The average cost
for a child to attend YMCA’s summer camp for a week is $110 – $115.
Financial assistance such as Amerigroup’s funding ensures children have
the opportunity to engage in enriching, safe experiences with caring
staff and volunteers who model positive values that help build character.

“The YMCA serves more than 800,000 U.S. kids and adults through summer,
day and resident camp programs,” said Kristen Hogan, YMCA of the Capital
Area, Marketing Director. “We are grateful for Amerigroup’s generous
support and partnership in the effort to strengthen our communities by
nurturing the potential of our youth.”

Nationally, the YMCA has been a leader in providing summer camp for more
than 125 years. Its camp programs offer a fun and unique experience that
gives children and teens the opportunity to discover their full
potential, meet new friends, play and create memories that last a
lifetime, all while becoming part of a community. For more information
about YMCA programing in and around Baton Rouge, visit


Amerigroup Louisiana has been serving the state since 2012. We recognize
the challenges low-income and underserved individuals face, and we
tailor our programs to address them. Our health plan members are assured
care that is not only accessible, but also accountable, comprehensive,
integrated and patient-centered. Amerigroup Louisiana provides ongoing
community relations and outreach to encourage members to become active
participants in their health care. Also, through health education
programs, members are empowered to choose and sustain healthy
lifestyles. To learn more about Amerigroup Louisiana, visit


Denise Malecki