Can You Help a Child Get off the Campership Waiting List in Greenwich?

The Greenwich Campership program is in full swing and final preparations are under way for the first session of camp.

The Greenwich Dept of Human Services sponsors this program, which awards scholarships to children age 4 to 14 to local day camps and some sleep away camps in Connecticut, many of which offer discounts and save space for children attending through our program.

The Greenwich Salvation Army also provides a generous allocation.

Presently there are 175 children registered to attend camp this summer. There are also about 50 children on the waiting list who are currently not funded.

Camp fees are paid solely by community donations. “We are extremely grateful for the donations received to date, which will help fund the children who are registered,” said Alison Brush, the community gifts coordinator in a release.

Any additional contributions will also help the children who are waiting to be offered a camp session.

Campers can be sponsored at a rate of $400 for a two week session or $525 for three weeks.

Any amount is gratefully accepted, with checks made out to “The Greenwich Department of Human Services, Fund, Inc.” and sent to the Dept of Human Services, Town Hall, 1010 Field Point Rd, Greenwich, CT 06830.

Also please visit the fund’s newly established website where it is possible to donate online.

For further information call Alison Brush at (203) 622-3715.