HELP GIVE A CHILD THE GIFT OF SUMMER
The YMCA provides a fun, affordable and mentally supportive camp experience for children during the summer. Throughout our 9 camp locations we aim to give children ages 3-13 a safe place to belong, to build confidence and to learn positive behaviors from strong role models who exemplify the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
Here are three ways you can make a difference in a child’s life:
Corporate Sponsorships: The YMCA now offers Sponsorship opportunities for select companies, individuals and organizations looking to support our mission while also gaining exposure for themselves and their brand. Our sponsors have an opportunity to connect with over 1,000 campers, their parents and our larger Middlesex County community through three rewarding sponsorship packages. There is also an opportunity to corporations to encourage their staff to raise the funds collectively to send a kid to camp.
Monetary Donations: Looking to help a child in need or contribute in a different way? Please support the YMCA’s Send a Kid to Camp campaign to raise $12,000 to provide 10 children who are in need of an opportunity to attend a month of camp.
You can also sponsor a child by sending a payment to www.ymcaofmewsa.org/summer. The registration fee for one week of camp is $300. Any amount helps and brings the YMCA closer to its goal. Want to rally your friends to sponsor a kid to attend camp? You can now use our peer-to-peer fundraising page to collectively raise funds from friends and families to send a kid to camp. Check it out by clicking “I want to fundraise for this” and creating a team!
Camp Supplies: Would you like to provide supplies, in-kind item or experience or contribute in a different way? Contact Elizabeth.Bennett@ymcaofmewsa.org to discuss how we can work together to make the YMCA camp the BEST SUMMER EVER! We have a list of common items that the YMCA uses every year. Please reach out to learn more.
YMCA SUMMER CAMP SPONSORSHIPS
In addition to helping fund Y campers, your sponsorship will help the YMCA offer enriching off-site activities for campers. Each year, we strive to take students to museums and special destinations to help them further grasp lessons by experiencing them firsthand. Your support will help us journey to even more exciting locales in the NY/NJ area. Your support will make sure that a camper doesn’t get left behind when the bus rolls away because their parents were unable to afford the additional trip costs.
Let’s make sure everyone gets on the BUS!
Drowning is a leading cause of death for children. In the US, more children ages 1–4 die from drowning than any other cause of death. The problem is particularly acute among minority and socio-economic disparaged communities. African American children are 3x more likely to drown than their Caucasian counterparts and 79% of children in families with household income less than $50,000 have no/low swimming ability. What better place to teach swimming but at CAMP! Do you want to let that one child who can’t swim have to sit out of the fun, cooling, play time in the pool with the rest of their friends because they can’t swim? You can help fund swim lessons for our campers this summer so that everyone gets to jump in the pool. Make a SPLASH with this sponsorship.
Let’s make sure everyone gets in the POOL!
Providing food to children during the summer months at camp can be a vital service for many families who struggle with food insecurity. In NJ, more than 175,000 kids don’t have adequate access to nutritious meals. Many of these kids rely on free or reduced-price meals during the academic year but lose access to them when school is out. This can lead to increased hunger, health problems, and learning gaps. By providing children with food, the Y nutrition program benefits children, especially those who come from low-income families and face food insecurity. Hunger and malnutrition can have negative effects on health, well-being, and learning. The Y’s nutrition program promotes healthy eating habits which prevents obesity and chronic diseases, like diabetes. Funding this sponsorship will make sure that all our campers enjoy snack time and don’t have to sit out in hunger.
Let’s make sure everyone gets a SNACK!
To confirm your sponsorship or to learn more, contact Elizabeth Bennett at 732-516-2087 or visit www.ymcaofmewsa.org/summer
All Levels: Logo on website, on camp materials (emails/parent handouts) and end of year camp message sent to ALL families.
Buoyancy: All level benefits as well as logo displayed on Camp Advertising Banners in front of YMCA Branches. (Received by Feb 1)
Nourishment: All level and Buoyancy benefits as well as logo placement on YMCA Camp T-shirts (Received by March 1)
WHAT YOUR GIFT PROVIDES
$50 Provides a child with one week of camp swimming lessons, building self-confidence and critical water safety skills.
$75 Provides a week of healthy meals and snacks for our campers, ensuring children who rely on free or reduced-price meals during the school year can eat healthy all summer long.
$300 Ensures a child can attend summer camp, regardless of their family's financial situation.
The YMCA Scholarship Fund helped Leah...
and her three daughters through what was a difficult summer. When Leah was downsized in her job, she went from a full-time to a part-time position. After losing their apartment, the family was living in a church shelter. Leah needed somewhere for her children to be cared for while she worked; because she was part-time she did not qualify for assistance from the State. Leah turned to the YMCA. The YMCA provided scholarships for her daughters to attend camp. When not at work, Leah was able to find full-time employment and began working before school was back in session. Now able to afford rent, Leah was able to make sure her daughters returned to their schools while living in their own space.