Camp Lots-of-Fun 2022 was lots of fun!
That’s a wrap on another year of Camp Lots-of-Fun! This summer was a particularly special year for Family Promise’s two-week day camp for children in our shelter and support programs. Our campers enjoyed visits to the pool, a tour of Veolia North America’s Haworth water cleaning facility and outdoor classroom, and a trip to Pony Power Therapies, where they groomed horses and learned about farming. There was so much to do back at the Camp Lots-of-Fun home base as well, which again this year was the spacious and beautiful offering of St. Catharine Church in Glen Rock. Campers loved the visit from two Bright and Beautiful therapy dogs, a special Carnival Day, a dance party with DJ Scott Reddin, and much more! The hot August days called for plenty of water play and there were varied STEAM, literacy, and art projects for all ages.
For the second year in a row, we offered stipends to our teen counselors for their time at Camp Lots-of-Fun, opening up jobs for teens who must earn an income during the summer and an opportunity to diversify our staff. As always, our teen counselors were wonderful, connecting with our campers and making them truly feel special by the individual attention they received.
Camp Lots-of-Fun was made possible through the support of many individuals, corporations, and foundations, including the Robert & Joan Dircks Foundation, the Owens Foundation, Sharp Electronics, Visions Federal Credit Union, Veolia North America, Columbia Bank, and BD. We also wish to extend our sincere gratitude to St. Catharine Church parishioners for their donation of gift cards for back-to-school shopping, as well as all of the paper goods and many of the donated meals.
Thank you to everyone who donated to Camp Lots-of-Fun this year for helping make this summer so magical for the children we serve.
See you next year!