Whether it’s at day camp or overnight camp, a summer’s experience at a South Shore YMCA camp can be life-altering for a kid. A child can build new friendships, explore new worlds and discover more about themselves than he ever knew.
Camp can be crucial to educational achievement, as well. A child who does not attend a formalized program in summer runs the risk of lagging behind colleagues who did when they return to school in the fall. That child can experience summer learning loss, gradually forgetting learned skills, and falling into an achievement gap.
For many kids, camp is unattainable without your support. When you donate to send a kid to camp, you provide access and opportunity, and you give a kid a chance.
If it wasn’t for the generosity of Send a Kid to Camp donors my sons would not have been able to return to camp as they have.
“My boys have attended Camp Burgess since ages 8 and 10. They were full paying campers until our household fell into financial ruin due to a divorce that left me a single parent to three children, one battling cancer and another in the grips of multiple debilitating illnesses. My oldest son joined the CIT program last summer after missing two seasons due to cancer treatments. Returning to Camp Burgess was a great joy and a huge milestone for him. To say Camp Burgess means the world to my sons would be a huge understatement. It has been, hands down, the best two weeks of the year for both of them since the first summer they attended camp. If it wasn’t for the generosity of Send a Kid to Camp donors my sons would not have been able to return to camp as they have.”