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A decade of sending kids to camp

Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 3:22 pm

The 10th anniversary year of sending Colonial Beach children to the VA Cooperative Extension 4H camp at Jamestown was a banner year with 16 campers and 3 junior counselors attending the five-day camp.

“The Foundation is pleased to coordinate this community effort. It is a wonderful opportunity for the kids in our town to attend the fun-filled and educational camp. For some, it is the first time that they have had the opportunity to spend an overnight away from home and with friends,” said Peter Fahrney, President of the CBCF. Donations for this project came from many civic groups, local businesses, and interested individuals.

The camp, sponsored by the VCE, is an educational and fun adventure for children ages nine to 13. Campers participate in games, swimming, boating, and crafts as well as educational experiences in nature and the environment, and the chance to make new friends. Three junior counselors from our area who are assisting this year will gain valuable leadership skills.

Funding from the Colonial Beach Community Foundation covers all expenses including transportation to and from the camp.

For the full article, pick up the latest Westmoreland News 7/31/19

Sixteen new campers and 3 junior counselors were able to

attend camp thanks to Colonial Beach Community Foundation.