Acella Construction Corp., a construction management company for not-for-profit organizations on the South Shore, announced the completion of new Dining Hall for the South Shore YMCA Camp Hayward for Girls.

The $2.5-million, ground-up project comprised the construction of a 10,000-square-foot dining hall. The previous dining hall limited the number of girls the facility could support at Camp Hayward each session, which created a waiting list of individuals unable to attend the camp. The new dining hall accommodates up to 600 campers and staff – this expanded size eliminates the need for a waiting list, allowing all interested girls the opportunity to attend summer camp.
Anthony Dirubbo, Acella’s vice president of operations, was the lead on this project.  He has extensive experience in managing projects of this size and scope, and frequently works with Acella’s clients on Cape Cod.  Acella has previously collaborated with the South Shore YMCA, and is once again a sponsor of the organization’s Enchanted Evening Gala, which will take place on Nov. 5, 2016.
“The dining hall is a very important aspect of our camp,” said Bruce Netherwood, vice president of camping & social responsibility. “In addition to being a time to come together as a group, dining halls can create the setting for healthy attitudes toward eating. The design and construction of our new dining hall fosters this atmosphere.”
“We are grateful for our relationship with the South Shore YMCA, and for all that their organization does for the greater community,” said Dave Dirubbo, president of Acella Construction. “We are excited to see this project come to fruition, and are glad to know that the realization of a more expansive dining hall will help many more girls realize their camping dreams, and contribute to their overall health and wellness.”