The YMCA stepped in through Camp High-Tor and provided financial assistance for Joey to attend camp, Anderson said.
"I want it to be a place that everyone feels safe, has fun and lives up to their greatest potential," Anderson said. "It is easier to build strong children than repair broken adults."
The camp runs from June 4 to August 17 on a weeklong basis. There is no deadline for camp enrollment.
Campers get two snacks and a hot lunch each day of camp, which is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday - Friday.
The program is looking for 75 to 100 sponsorships at a cost of $115 per camper, per week. Last year, the camp was able to provide financial assistance for 75 children.
To help a child attend Camp High-Tor or another camp, mail your donation to the Gazette Charities Send-A-Child-To-Camp Fund, 1001 Virginia St. E., Charleston, WV 25301. Every penny donated goes to camp scholarships; The Charleston Gazette covers all administrative costs.
Reach Kathryn Gregory at kathr...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5119.