Saturday, June 07, 2014

Getting ready for camp

Are you sending your kids to summer camp this year .. I can remember when we had a young family, and how difficult it was to send Benjamin to camp, fortunately for Benjamin he had a generous Grandfather that helped us with this. 

 In 1999, the average camp cost between $250 and $800 a week if it was operated by a non-profit organization, youth group, or public agency.  Privately-run camps and specialty camps cost between $350 and $1200 or more per week.     That was 15 years ago, I can only imagine what it cost now.    

   Now I am the grandfather , but rather then helping with camp for one or two kids, we are trying to get two or three hundred kids to camp this summer .. kids that with out our help would simply not be able to go.  

This year we are partnering with Sergey and Anya and their team to  put on a mountain camp. Though this partnership, we will see hundreds of kids able to experience camp. Everyone is working so hard and so many are volunteering their time and what ever funds they do have to make it possible. 

The big hurdle that they are facing is mattresses and blankets .  We need enough for 100 kids  a night .  a total of $1700 to get both the mattresses and the blankets .  The great part is that this is a one time request.. Once we make this purchase, we are providing  the camp for years to come .. 

Remember the cost for one child to camp here ? for the cost of two kids , we can help thousands in the years to come ... Please consider making a small donation today so we can get started making the mattresses in time . 

To help with this project, please follow this link to Possibilities International here .. Bekah is taking the lead on this dream.  Remember she is a dream agent for Possibilities International .   We are so thankful for their support of the work that Bekah is doing in Kyrgyzstan .   They provide a way for her to meet the burdens that she has for those around her, and at the same time grow into her own ministry .  while you are there , check out some of the other dreams by Bekah and other dream agents like her .. What a great way to make a difference in the world.   

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