Our Campers are Helping Others in Need
North Shore Day Camp Cares – and we show it along with our campers and their families in so many different ways.
This summer, our campers had the opportunity to participate in making other children’s lives better by bringing in canned and packaged food from home to help Island Harvest feed the homeless. This is Island Harvest’s first Camp Food Drive and we were so pleased to do our part to make this a tremendous success.
Our campers also took part in helping to fund camper-ships to Morry’s Camp. Morry’s Camp is a unique four-week program which guarantees four summers of camp to under-privileged children who keep up with their school work and are positive role models in their community.
One of the ways in which we help is by having a camp-wide Swim-A-Thon. Our campers gave it their all by either swimming or walking laps in our pools to raise money for inner city children who would otherwise not be able to attend summer camp. We keep track of what our campers accomplish and send home a record of the number of laps our campers swam (or walked for our non-swimmers). The funds raised have truly made a difference in the lives of hundreds of children, and this year was no exception. A HUGE thank you to our NSDC families and especially to our campers! You have made such a difference in the lives of so many others!
It’s wonderful to see the proud faces of our campers who recognize their own selfless contributions. Through our STARFISH program we teach our campers that each individual can make a difference. Events like these show them that when each person does his or her part, together the impact is amazing!