Final preparations are underway at the JCC Day Camps for this summer. The campers will enjoy swimming, archery, music and so many other enriching activities. Unfortunately, some children in our community may not get the opportunity to participate. The JCC has received more requests
for financial assistance than they can award.
Barry Vine started the Send a Kid to Camp Scholarship Fund several years ago to help children experience camp. “My participationin JCC Camp was one of the most formative experiences of my life and it only happened because of other people’s generosity” says Barry. The dollars raised through this
scholarship campaign benefit families like Badria’s - a refugee from Sudan. “My family loves the JCC. The summer camp was a great experience and my children cannot wait to go back. My 12 year old daughter
found her best friend. My 11 year old son loved helping to make the GaGa court and really loves playing; in fact when they aren’t in camp, they play GaGa in my living room. And my youngest, 6 years old, learned how to swim. They came home every day with the biggest smiles I’ve ever seen since moving here 4 years ago. Their camp experiences would not have been possible without the generous support of the donors to this scholarship fund.”
Donations will help further our community’s tradition of one generation helping the next to grow and succeed and enable us to provide many young people with rewarding and enriching summer camp
experiences. Vine says, “Our children will treasure their summer camp experiences and memories forever, as I have, and you will treasure the part you have played in helping these children flourish and grow”.
To support the Barry Vine Send a Kid to
Camp Scholarship Fund, go to
jccnh.org/donate or contact Amy Holtz,
Chief Development Officer at
(203) 387-2424 x254.