In just a couple short weeks I will be participating in my fourth reach the beach relay! All summer long I've been dragging myself away from the pool, away from the beach, out of bed, and on to the hot pavement to run. Why you may wonder? To send kids to camp!!
Every year, through reach the beach, calumet is able to raise money to send kids to summer camp who would not have otherwise had the opportunity. I cannot put into words how much my time at camp meant to me and how it shaped me into the person I am today. There I met some of my best friends and learned a lot about myself, my faith, and the wonderful world around me.
As a teacher I always ask my students how their summer was, what was the best thing they did this summer? So many of them haven't gone to the beach once all summer, or played outside until its dark, they haven't gone on a boat ride or watched the sun rise across the water. How great is it that together we can help more children have these opportunities? My goal is to raise $1,000 in camperships over the next couple of weeks. No donation is too small, thank you all so much for your support every year!
LUTHERAN OUTDOOR MINISTRIES OF NEW ENGLAND INC wrote:
Welcome to Calumet's Reach the Beach fundraising page. Calumet is taking part in it's eight annual Reach The Beach: a two-day, 200 mile race across New Hampshire. This year, we have six teams of 12 participating in the run that starts at Bretton Woods and ends at Hampton Beach. Our goal is this year is to raise $100,000. Donations to support Reach The Beach go directly to help Calumet. EVERY KID SHOULD HAVE THE CHANCE TO COME TO CAMP. Please support one of our 72 runners, 12 drivers, or support the team as a whole, and help us meet our goal as we try to Reach The Beach. We're running Reach the Beach to support Calumet's goal of keeping the cost of camp as low as possible AND of granting camperships for any child who needs financial help. In 2016 Calumet provided campership awards in the amount of $110 to EVERY SINGLE camper, and additional support for those kids who needed special help covering the fees. Camp is expensive. This Reach the Beach fundraiser allows Calumet’s fee to be as low as possible thereby keeping in within reach for every family. Any amount you can give truly makes a huge difference. Thanks so much for your support!