Thanks to your generosity, this past summer 94 middle school students from very low income households, including children living in homeless shelters, enjoyed six days that will last them a lifetime in the Pocono Mountains at Camp Zeke.
For virtually all of them, this was their only vacation away from concrete neighborhoods. From shooting hoops to shooting model rockets, aquatics to acrobatics, exploring nature with their hands to exploring the universe with telescopes, these children enjoyed fun, fresh air, and friendship in a nurturing, caring, peaceful environment. The young people developed new dreams and the self-confidence to pursue them.
Common sentiments echoed in their camp’s end questionnaire include: “I learned to be kinder to others and make new friends.” “I learned that I can have fun without my phone.” “I want to go back.”
You can see the joy in their faces, and the many new experiences they discovered, in these photographs…