Camp Whole Kids provides a safe, fun five-week summer day camp experience for children ages 4-12 to build life-long memories, lasting friendships, and important life skills. Activities include daily swimming and horse riding lessons, arts and crafts, theme activities (like ropes courses and wall climbing) and fresh, nutritious meals and snacks. Importantly, Camp Whole Kids provides parents a safe, wholesome daycare option that enables them to continue providing for their families when day care options are slim.
Camp Whole Kids also offers local teens the opportunity to build job skills and life experiences as summer camp counselors and volunteers. Each counselor learns the importance of leadership with compassion, setting and achieving goals, and taking responsibility for their young charges. These skills and experiences prepare them for success in their adult lives.
Camp Whole Kids focuses on activities and interactions that make each child feel important, loved and connected to each other...all of which are essential to decreasing the daunting impact of poverty and the social and geographical isolation that many of our campers experience.
Camp Whole Kids serves over 65 campers and hires more than 25 summer camp counselors every summer. More than 95% of Whole Kids Outreach's families live below the poverty level, so we offer a sliding scale fee schedule so every child has the chance to come to camp. We pay a competitive wage to our counselors, enabling them to save for school and help provide for their families.
However, every year many children are unable to become a Camp Whole Kids camper because even the lowest fee of $20/child/week is outside a family's reach.
Whole Kids depends on the generosity of friends to ensure that every child who wants to be a Camp Whole Kid camper can come to camp, no matter their ability to pay!
You can help by sponsoring a Camp Whole Kids camper or counselor for Summer Camp 2018!
A gift of $250 will sponsor one child for a week of Camp Whole Kids, providing swimming and riding lessons, arts and crafts, a Camp Whole Kids tshirt, and all meals and snacks - plus the summer camp experience of a lifetime.
A gift of $250 will sponsor one Camp Whole Kids counselor, providing job skills training, a highly-competitive wage and invaluable job experience that will serve this young person well as they begin their adult careers.
Give the gift of Camp Whole Kids!
To everyone who supported our April crowdfunding Campership Drive - THANK YOU! Because of you, 3-4 kiddos will be able to come to Camp Whole Kids this summer - You helped change their lives!
Although we fell a bit short of our stated project goal, we are receiving many mailed donations as we continue our drive into June. Thank you for kicking off our first crowdfunding project, and please - come and visit Camp Whole Kids during camp and see your gifts at work!!!
We appreciate you!
Sister Anne and the Whole Kids Staff