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Making memories, building futures: Weinstein JCC’s Camp Scholarship Campaign


Summer camp: for many children, it’s a time of adventure, laughter, and memories that last a lifetime.

However, for some families facing financial difficulties, the dream of sending their children to camp can seem out of reach. That’s where the Weinstein JCC’s “Send a Kid to Camp” scholarship campaign steps in, offering a lifeline to those in need.

Every year, the Weinstein JCC launches its “Send a Kid to Camp” appeal, reaching out to the community for support.

The goal? To ensure that no child misses out on the transformative experience of summer camp due to financial constraints.

The impact of these scholarships extends far beyond just a few weeks of summer fun. Past recipients include children from single-parent households, families grappling with unemployment, and those facing economic hardship.

Additionally, the program has welcomed children from Richmond Public Schools, providing them with opportunities for growth and connection beyond the classroom.

A former scholarship recipient reflects on the broader impact of the program, saying, “The Weinstein JCC became our lifeline. Their scholarship allowed both my children to thrive in the JCC’s summer camps, where they were cared for like family.”

To send a child to camp, it costs $450-$500 per week, or $4,500 for an entire summer, depending on the program. Every donation, regardless of the amount, can make a significant difference in a child’s life.

Whether it’s providing a week of adventures or supporting a child’s entire summer experience, every contribution helps create memories and opportunities for growth.

As the Weinstein JCC launches its annual “Send a Kid to Camp” appeal, the entire community is invited to join in this meaningful endeavor.

Together, they can ensure that every child has the chance to create cherished summer memories and build friendships that last a lifetime.

The Weinstein JCC’s “Send a Kid to Camp” campaign exemplifies the power of community coming together to make a difference.

By supporting this initiative, individuals can play a direct role in shaping the futures of local children, providing them with experiences that will impact them for years to come.

As summer approaches, let’s join hands and ensure that every child in the community has the opportunity to soar, explore, and thrive at camp. Together, the community can make this summer a truly special one for all children, regardless of their circumstances.

To contribute to the “Send a Kid to Camp” campaign, please visit weinsteinjcc.org/donate or call Sydney Berman, Development Coordinator, at (804) 545-8659.