Travel Campers spent the week embarking on new adventures, trying new experiences and for some, overcoming fears! Travel Camp took trips to Indiana Zipline Tours, Tropicanoe Cove, Columbian Park Zoo, Dave & Busters, Woodland Bowl, Sugar Valley Tube Float and Zip City!
We are already looking forward to Travel Camp 2022.
Each day had its own theme, Animal Protection, Disability Awareness, Senior Giving, Hunger Relief and Kids for Kids. Campers learn the importance of the theme though partnership with organizations in Boone County and the surrounding areas and then complete service projects to give back.
This year’s partnerships included Boone County Sheriff’s Department’s K9 Unit and Animal Control Division, Oinking Acres, Watch Us Farm, Isaac’s Art Studio, Boone County Solid Waste Management, Crown Pointe Senior Living, The Harvest House, Pack Away Hunger, Isaiah 1:17 House and SAFY.
Campers raised $1,743.00 at their lemonade stand and donated it to the new Isaiah 1:17 House, packed over 10,000 meals to fight food insecurity, created 120 adopt me bandana for the Humane Society, made 120 bird feeders for the residents at Crown Pointe, made 120 stress balls for the clients at BACA, made 24 blankets for children in foster care and donated hundreds of pounds of produce to the animals at Oinking Acres!
Camp is made possible though our generous sponsors at St. Francis in-the-Fields Church, Boone County REMC, Tri Kappa and David and Rosemary Means.
Registration for next year’s Caring Hands Camp opens March 1st at 7am.
My kids have attended the Boy’s and Girls Club since they were old enough to start going. The staff have always been super with the kids, very caring and supportive, even during rough family times. I have been so happy that the values that are reinforced are an extension of our family values. The peer relationships the kids have made at the club will continue for years to come. The activities provided at the club both throughout the school year and on breaks are well planned, organized and executed. The kids have the opportunity to participate in many things that they wouldn’t have the chance to outside of the club. We have enjoyed the seasonal activities and family nights throughout the years as well.