At Project:Camp, we provide pop-up day camps to support children and their families after disaster. Our camps provide a fun, safe, welcoming community for kids while providing needed support for parents.
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We know that the days immediately following an evacuation or a disaster are highly uncertain, stressful, and anxious days. We support children, families, and communities by providing day camps for kids that are fun, immersive, and safe. While kids have a blast at camp, parents have the time and space to get back on their feet.
Over 175 million kids are impacted by natural disasters across the globe each year, and in California– where we launched camps during three of the largest fires in state history– fire season is growing longer and more destructive. The long term mental, emotional and physical health impacts of these adverse experiences will be felt for years to come, and disaster response infrastructure is not designed to help mitigate the side effects of trauma. Project:Camp actively works to safeguard children and help them through what could be the most difficult experience of their lives..
During fires that ravaged different parts of Northern California, Project:Camp team members jumped to serve impacted communities. This year, Project:Camp responded to fires in Lassen County, CA, Quincy, CA, and Reno, NV, serving families impacted by the Beckwourth Complex, Dixie and Caldor fires.
Over the next few weeks we will share stories, photos, and videos from our camps, including the experiences of our campers, parents, community partners, volunteers, and staff, to share with you the power and impact of Project:Camp. The funds you provide through this campaign will be integral to ensuring that Project:Camp is able to continue to pursue its mission of serving families impacted by disaster.
The goals of this campaign are to...
1) Grow our community - Double the number of one-time donors that are supporters of Project:Campm. Our goal is to hit 150 individual donors by the end of the year.
2) Raise the funds to do the work - Raise at least of $15,000 to support general operating funds to ensure program excellence in the 2022 season.
3) Build lasting relationships - Invite members of our community to become a part of the Project:Camp family through recurring donations. Recurring donations can be set up via our website, projectcamp.co.
We are excited to share more about what Project:Camp does, and hope that you will join us in our aim of helping families impacted by disaster!
Volunteers are one of the greatest strengths of Project:Camp. We are so grateful to the many individuals and organizations that came together during this past fire season to support our work. Here are some words from a few of these rockstars that help make camp happen:
"I have worked with children for over 30 years from summer camps to Vacation Bible Schools. Project:Camp was different because the children were different. These kids had experienced terrible losses, but amazingly, they were all so loving and accepting of each other. There was no arguing, no fighting – only empathy, kindness and acceptance of kids that did not even know each other before Project Camp. It was an eye opening experience for myself and my fellow partners."- Grandma Susie, Dixie Fire Response Volunteer
"My experience as a volunteer during Project Camp in Quincy, CA after the devastation of the Dixie fire was unique and deeply moving. I met a group of generous and talented adults willing to share their enthusiasm and love with a group of amazingly resilient children and their families. I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of this one-of-a-kind service for for those traumatized by catastrophic events."- Nancy, Dixie Fire Response Volunteer
Project:Camp is nothing without our community! Over the next couple of weeks we'll be sharing out testimonials and stories from our community and team.
First up our fearless leader, Mikey! Check out why Mikey started project camp by viewing the video below:
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