Dear Parents & Friends:
This annual holiday newsletter is again devoted entirely to that most important aspect of our lives: giving to others.
In this issue, we recognize what we feel are the top ten contributions by camps and summer programs which have enabled more kids and teens to have a rewarding and safer summer experience in 2011, and have made their lives and our world a better one as a result.
We have also selected ten outstanding organizations, some of which are supported by Everything Summer, to which your contribution will make a big difference in a child's life, whether life-saving, or providing a meaningful camp experience in 2012.
Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy Holiday Season and a wonderful New Year!
Jill and the Everything Summer Team
|Our "TOP TEN" 2011 camp and summer program contributions:
- Camp renovations and upgrading of facilities
- Increased options for middle schoolers
- Continued emphasis on bullying recognition and prevention programs for staff and campers
- More fitness programs and facilities
- Greater accommodations to food allergies
- More specialty camps
- Addition of culinary programs with emphasis on healthier cooking
- More college credit programs
- Additional service programs in the US
- Increased focus on environmental sciences in academic and service programs
Our "TOP TEN" non-profits which benefit children:
St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
: St. Jude is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. DONATE HERE
Shriners Hospitals for Children: Provide free orthopedic and burn care to children under 18.
Global Camps Africa:
provides HIV/AIDS prevention education and training through high-impact residential and day camp experiences. DONATE HERE
The Summer Camp:
provides 350 low-income
and foster girls with a one-of-a-kind summer camp adventure. DONATE HERE
provides respite, support, joy and hope to children with life-threatening illnesses and their immediate families through various stages of a child's illness free of charge. DONATE HERE
Camp Oasis: The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America's Camp Oasis is a co-ed residential camp program whose mission is to enrich the lives of children with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis by providing a safe and supportive camp community.
CAMP TO BELONG
was created to offer siblings in foster care and other out of home care the opportunity to create lifetime memories while reunited at camp. DONATE HERE
SCOPE: SCOPE's mission is to provide children in need the edge to succeed in life through the summer camp experience. DONATE HERE
is a therapy intensive/respite camp for children with special needs (thus far focusing on children with autism/autistic-like challenges") and their families. DONATE HERE
Project Morry: Project Morry is a year-round youth development organization that provides to each child a multi-year commitment anchored by a superb
The annual benefit dinner will be in New York City on April 17, 2012; click here to learn more.