Saturday, March 3, 2012

Summer camp is FREE for children with special needs??....

Caleb and Isaac were able to attend their first summer day camp program last summer at Camp Friendship.  They attended two camps actually.  One was for children with a variety of "different abilities" and the other one was for children with Autism.  They enjoyed both camps very much and we look forward to making this a regular part of their summer.

Its amazing that these camps are free.. My daughter went to Girl Scout camp a few summers in a row and the cost continued to go up and up until we discontinued sending her.  Boy Scout camp has a fee involved as well.. Why is Camp Friendship FREE??  Because The Arc of Jefferson and Clearfield Counties puts on an annual Run or Walk for Someone Special.  2012 will be their 33rd year.  Camp Friendship is funded 100% from this event.  We used to walk the Buddy Walk in Pittsburgh, we loved meeting other families and seeing all the beautiful faces, but two years in a row we raised $1000 or more and we really never saw the benefits of our efforts..

The 33rd Annual Run or Walk for Someone Special proudly is as able to say that ALL money raised stays right here to benefit the children and adults with disabilities right here in our own community. I am really big on that!!   Our family will walk the 2 mile fun run/walk in honor of Caleb and Isaac.

Which is why I am blogging my plea today.. Please help us to raise AT LEAST how much it costs The Arc to offer my twins two weeks of summer camp in the summertime.  The average cost is $150 per week, times 2 week long camps, times 2 children.  We need to raise $600 just to fund my boys.. Won't you please sponsor us now and help us keep summer camps free for kids with special needs, how can you resist these adorable faces??

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