WHAT IS THE BIG CAMP FOR YCS?
The Friends of YCS is an informal network of friends and associates who have come together to help raise funds for The Big Camp for YCS. The Friends of YCS believe that all children deserve to enjoy the outdoors in a safe and fun environment. The goal is to create a camp that YCS can use year-round for the children in their care to provide recreational, educational and social opportunities for the children. Through various fundraising efforts, The Friends of YCS are committed to the purchase, creation, and construction of The Big Camp for YCS, as well as funding it to run on an ongoing basis. The children of YCS deserve a second chance at childhood. We need your help to make their dreams come true! Through various fundraising efforts, the Friends of YCS are committed to the purchase and construction of the camp, as well as the funding necessary to run the camp on an ongoing basis. Thus far we have raised nearly $500,000. Walk with us! – Sunday September 9, 2012
YCS is one of New Jersey’s leading private, non-profit, providers of behavioral health, education and social services for children, ages birth to 25, and their families. The agency’s mission is to partner with each child to build a healthy, happy, productive life within families and communities. YCS has nearly 90 programs throughout the state – ranging from foster care and therapeutic residences, to special education/autism schools, to family preservation, mentoring and a host of in-home and in-community services. YCS is a recognized 501(c) 3 public charity.