Summer is coming once again – and that means so is
Camp Lots-of-Fun is ON for August 2021!
Camp Lots-of-Fun is a two-week summer day camp program for children ages 5-12 in Family Promise’s shelter and support programs, as well as children experiencing homelessness or housing instability that are referred from other community programs. For these families, Camp Lots-of-Fun meets a critical need by filling the gap in daycare when most camps close and school has yet to begin.
For the kids, Camp means FUN – and so much more!
Each day, campers arrive with smiles and are eager to run, jump, learn, laugh and play – and enjoy fun experiences like exploring a worm bin, learning a magic trick, seeing a dance troupe or grooming a horse! What’s more, campers find comfort in reuniting with old friends and making new connections with kids who have the same history of trauma and loss. Caring teen and young adult counselors provide plenty of attention in an atmosphere free from the judgment, guilt and shame that often accompanies being without a place to live. Healthy breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided, and our experienced staff infuse exciting STEM and literacy activities into each day. Most importantly, kids can just be kids and have lots of fun, going home each day tired, well-fed and happy!
Camp and COVID-19 – we got this!
In summer of 2020, thanks to support from our friends, Family Promise was able to modify the program to safely provide a wonderful camp experience for a limited number of children. Building upon what we learned last year, for 2021 we plan to expand Camp to safely welcome a greater number of children and provide more of the fun, engaging and exciting programming and experiences that our campers so thoroughly enjoy. We also plan, for the first time, to offer our counselors the option of either receiving a stipend or validation of volunteer hours, as we realize that many teens may need to earn income over the summer. Ensuring diversity of our staff is of the utmost importance, especially for our young campers to have role models that look like them and reflect the diversity of their families and community.
We invite you to be a part of making Camp Lots-of-Fun happen for the kids of Family Promise this year. Your donation will help ensure that these children have two wonderful weeks of fun and engaging experiences in a caring, safe environment. Thank you!
Please select “Camp Lots-of-Fun” to designate your gift.
Please note: If Camp Lots-of-Fun does not take place due to the guidance of the CDC, or if funds are raised beyond the needs of the program, your donation will be designated to support other Family Promise programs in the area of greatest need. Thank you.