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For the most part, YMCA Camp Woodstock’s location is one of its greatest assets. Set along a pristine 75-acre lake surrounded by woods and rural farmland, the camp offers kids a chance to disconnect from their phones and bond with friends in a safe and positive environment. While the remote setting has a flipside — an unreliable electric grid that can lead to sustained power outages — the camp’s executive director, Anthony Gronski, wouldn’t have it any other way, especially with the resilience propane generators offer.

Camp Woodstock employs eight propane generators that maintain the camp’s lighting, refrigeration, heating, and pumps for well water, allowing the camp to continue functioning even when power is out throughout the region. Since losing a week of summer camp could result in $300,000 worth of losses, the generators also provide critical protection for the nonprofit organization’s tight operating budget.

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