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Camp Lots-of-Fun

Family Promise summer camp

Camp Lots-of-Fun is Family Promise’s annual two-week day camp for children ages 5-12 whose families are involved in our programs, as well as kids experiencing housing instability that are referred to us from other organizations in Bergen County. Our summer camp is designed to allow kids to just be kids—to laugh, jump and play—because every child deserves the chance to have a wonder-filled summer, regardless of their circumstances.

Each day is a new adventure. Our campers arrive every morning eager to enjoy fun, new experiences, like visits to a barn for therapy horses, interactive magic shows, afternoons spent at a local pool, performances by a local dance troupe, more. Our experienced staff and caring teen counselors led daily STEM, creative arts, and reading activities designed to enrich children’s physical, emotional and social health so that they also learn while they play.

The significance of this program extends far beyond just providing amusement for our campers. Camp Lots-of-Fun is a sanctuary, a place where they can revel in the simple pleasures of childhood. Activities are carefully planned to help kids forge friendships with peers who understand and relate to their experiences with homelessness in order to create positive childhood experiences that mitigate the effects of housing instability and help build resilience. What’s more, this program meets a critical need for working parents by filling the gap in daycare before the new school year begins.

We also recognize that many teens must earn an income over the summer, so for a fourth year we will be providing stipends to our counselors rather than just a validation of volunteer hours. Ensuring diversity of our staff is of the utmost importance, and it is vital that our young campers engage with role models who look like them and reflect the diversity of their families and communities.

This summer, please join us in providing a joyous experience for children facing homelessness in our community by supporting Camp Lots-of-Fun. Your donation will help ensure that that our kids have two incredible weeks of fun, engaging experiences in safe, caring environment. Thank you for your support!

Please select “Camp Lots-of-Fun” to designate your gift.

Please note: Any funds raised beyond the needs of Camp Lots-of-Fun will be utilized to support other Family Promise programs in the area of greatest need. Thank you.

For questions or to learn about sponsorship opportunities for Camp Lots-of-Fun, please contact Amy Ebeling at aebeling@bergenfamilypromise.org.

Family Promise of Bergen County sponsor
Family Promise of Bergen County sponsor