One of the most fun summer activities a child can have is going away to camp. I remember having a blast every summer – 2 weeks of hiking, arts and crafts, sports, swimming, camping out and field trips.
But some kids in our area can’t go away to camp because their families can’t afford it. Salvation Army of Oklahoma City is trying to help these families send their children to Heart o’ Hills Summer Camp in Tahlequah. These camps provide nutritious meals, opportunities to explore nature, lessons in life skills, and participation in sports and swimming.
“Time spend at camp can be life-changing for kids. It can instill feelings of self-worth, open up the world and offer hope for the future,” siad Alan Hill, Salvation Army area commander, in a news release.
The metro-area Salvation Army is currently seeking sponsorship for 120 children for this year’s summer camp. There isn’t enough money to fill all these open spots. If you have the means, please call Heide Brandes at the Salvation Army at 246-1125. For these kids, this camp may be the highlight of their entire year.
-Erica Smith, Copy Editor