Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Camp sponsorships take a big hit; new funding sources needed!

The calendar may read Spring now, but Summer is right around the corner. And you know what that means....Summer Camp!

Due to the economic downturn, sponsors that used to help offset the costs of underserved children attending Circle V Ranch Camp won't be able to help the Council this year. This is a major blow to the camp program. However, members of the Society have faith that God will help in their efforts to find new funding sources.

At this time, the Council is seeking sponsors to help create a partnership between the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and local businesses, organizations, etc.

For many boys and girls, ages 7-13, attending Circle V Ranch will be THE ONLY vacation they'll experience in 2009! A typical week at camp includes lodging, three meals a day, swimming, arts & crafts, hiking, games, a field trip and more.

The cost to send one child to camp per week is $300, about half the cost of many other local camps, according to Council Camp Director Ray Lopez. Assistance with full or partial sponsorships are tax-deductible and will make a BIG difference in a young person's life.

For more information or questions, please contact the Council's camp office at 323-224-6213.

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