That’s a wrap! Report on Summer Camps 2023

Forty-two inspired kids from Bend and Redmond attended Ascension School Camp in Cove, Oregon this summer. Five separate camps included kids from preschool through high school. Two former KIDS’-supported campers returned as counselors—there’s proof that “kids inspired do succeed”!

Here’s some of what the kids had to say at the send-off/pick-up gatherings:

  • “I cried my eyes out when I left camp last year. I am so happy to go again!”
  • “My brother went to camp last week and he said the food was delicious!”
  • “I love the campfire songs!”
  • “I don’t know anyone. I hope I find someone to sit with.” (She did!)
  • “My favorite part was making a necklace for my mom. Now my younger brother gets to go.” (Mom was wearing her necklace with two purple hearts on it at the return gathering.)
  • “I’m a little scared.” (Counselors helped her find a friend.)
  • “I want to keep going when I graduate from high school.” (That can happen through The Junior Counselor Program! Stay tuned.)

Our funds at work with FAN

  • Four kids enrolled at HUB Educational Support and Services to augment their school performance.
  • A Junior High boy received new track cleats for the upcoming track & field season. (Good grades are required for participating in athletics.)
  • Two elementary boys enrolled in “Operation Recreation” with the Bend Park & Recreation District for Spring Break activities.