One said "Thank you so much for all your help. This is the best camp [I've] ever been to. They teach us the most important things in life. This was my first year and I will be here next year."
Another said, "I had a lot of fun with all of the activities we had done. Thanks for teaching us about the warning signs for abusive relationships, pressure and drugs and alcohol. The workshops were very important and contained information we needed to know. Thanks a lot!"
The four-day camp will run from June 9 to 12. Deadline for camp enrollment is June 5.
The Adolescent Health Initiative United Way of Central West Virginia, along with 20 other agencies, is sponsoring the program. Although 50 to 60 children are expected to attend the camp, the program is looking for 20 sponsorships at a cost of $125 per camper.
For information, call Margo Friend, adolescent health initiative director for the United Way, at 304-340-3622.
Every dollar donated to the Send-A-Child-To-Camp Fund goes toward funding camp scholarships. The Gazette covers all costs associated with operating the program. Credit card donations can be made to the Camp Fund by clicking on the Camp Fund logo on the Gazette's website, or at http://wvgazette.com/home/Camp. Donations also can be mailed to the Gazette Charities Send-A-Child-To-Camp Fund, 1001 Virginia St. E., Charleston, WV 25301.
Reach Kathryn Gregory at kathr...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5119.