Summer is coming, COVID-19 or not, and with it comes two critical needs for the children in our programs: the need for childcare for children whose parents desperately (hopefully) need to get back to work and the need for children who have been isolated and cooped up in quarantine for months to GET OUTSIDE, HAVE FUN, AND BE KIDS! This is why we are indeed planning to provide Camp Lots-of-Fun for two weeks in late August, for as many children ages 5–12 (up to 30 max) that we can safely accommodate, depending on the situation at that time.

We welcome and need funds to staff and run the camp, as well as to provide activities that are safe and limit exposure for our campers, volunteer counselors, and staff. Please visit our Donate page and choose “Camp Lots-of-Fun” to make a donation today. If by chance we are not able to hold Camp or do not require all of the funds raised, funds will be utilized for other Family Promise programs as needed. Thank you!

Sponsorships are also available to sponsor a child to attend camp and to provide gift cards for campers to purchase back-to-school clothing and necessities. Please contact Jane He at jhe@bergenfamilypromise.org for more information. We are grateful to several corporations who have signed on already to support this special program, including Sharp, TD Bank, and Visions Federal Credit Union.