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Camp Lots-of-Fun

Family Promise of Bergen County Camp Lots-of-Fun

“Summer camp is the best!” – Lyla, 2021 Camp Lots-of-Fun camper

Is there any better feeling than the carefree joy and wonder of being a child in the summer? Clearly, our camper Lyla doesn’t think so!

Camp Lots-of-Fun is Family Promise’s day camp for children ages 5-12 in our shelter and support programs, as well as kids experiencing housing instability that are referred to us from other organizations in Bergen County. For our families, camp meets a critical need by filling the gap in daycare when most summer programs end and school has yet to begin. But for the children, it means so much more.

For two wonderful weeks in August, our campers run, jump, laugh, and explore—and just be kids! Campers enjoy new experiences that they may not have otherwise had, like taking a trip to a zoo, seeing a dance troupe perform, or grooming a horse. Our experienced staff weave science, art, and literacy projects into daily activities, so that kids learn while they play. Counselors also provide plenty of attention in an atmosphere free from the shame that often accompanies being without a place to live, and campers find comfort reuniting with old friends and making new connections with those who have a similar history of trauma and loss. Healthy breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided, and kids leave each day tired, well-fed, and happy.

We recognize that many teens must earn an income over the summer, so for a second 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.

Please join us in bringing the joy of Camp Lots-of-Fun to the kids of Family Promise this summer. Your donation will help ensure that children like Lyla have two incredible weeks of fun, engaging experiences in a 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 information on how to become a sponsor for Camp Lots-of-Fun, please contact Amy Ebeling at aebeling@bergenfamilypromise.org.

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