The COVID-19 pandemic presented continuous challenges for all our network camps in 2021, still over 2000 children and youth were served in 2021 and no child was turned away because of inability to pay. Camps For Kids serves all physically, emotionally, medically, and financially challenged children and youth in the Kansas City Metropolitan area. Prior to Covid we served over 3500 children and youth a year.
A majority, 91%, of our 22 network camps proceeded with their summer camps in 2021 either virtually or in person, continuing to make the unique experience of summer camp available to the special needs and underprivileged communities that we have served since 1981. Camp directors and staff worked to adapt to the new realities and met the unique needs of the children and youth they serve.
The value of the camping experience is especially important for the wellbeing and flourishing of disadvantaged and special needs children and youth given the compounding impact COVID-19 has on schools and education the past two year.
As a result, the need for your continued funding and support is greater than ever in 2022.
Ways you can help:
Use the AmazonSmile website to place orders. When you shop on AmazonSmile the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. You can find us listed as Camps For Kids (location Mission, KS) @ https://smile.amazon.com/ch/43-1244326
Participate in our events: https://campsforkids.org/event/
Donate online @ https://campsforkids.org/donations/
For updates on Camps for Kids, our network camps, and changes in the status of any ongoing Camps For Kids’ events, visit our website at https://campsforkids.org/ or feel free to reach out to our Executive Director, Regina Weir, at (816) 839-6494.
Thank you for your continued support for Camps For Kids. With your help, we can ensure that the special needs children of our community continue to enjoy the wonders of summer camp in 2022.
Be safe and well,
Camps For Kids