Summer Day Camp
“… As a single mom of 4 kids I have to give up ¾ of my salary to pay a sitter duringthe summer months. I thank God for your organization that helps me take care of my kids, invigorating their minds and bodies with fun lessons and activities, and providing nutritional meals, otherwise they would be home alone. I cannot thank you enough for all you do…” - Jeanett
Summer is a fun time for most children, but for those whose families live at or below poverty it is filled with some tough decisions. Many of the families we serve through the Kid’s Life Summer Day Camp would be faced with the decision of leaving their children home alone while th
ey work or struggle to pay bills because of paying a sitter. This is one reason why LifeSource reaches out to help low-income families by providing a safe, fun and educational place during the summer for the children.
Beginning June 4th we will be impacting the lives of disadvantaged children from 2nd-11 th grades. Elementary and Middle School children have elements that consist of: Reading, Math, Computers, and Fitness/Nutrition in the mornings. The afternoons are filled with: crafts, music, painting, and activities. The Leadership groups (tth-12th) focus is on servant leadership, building personal character qualities, and more.
This year LifeSource is facing some challenges with increased camp costs. The State of Arkansas has cut reimbursement amounts for helping feed each child. The overall cost of food itself has increased. The cost of gas has increased, thereby increasing cost for transportation to summer activities. Lastly, some activities we take the campers to, i.e. swimming at the Jones Center have increased their fees. Combined, these will have a huge impact on the overall camp budget.
Will you join us in our commitment in ensuring that these children have the absolute best Summer Camp experience? Your generosity has brought us such a great distance since 2001 – will you continue to help us with this need by sponsoring a child for a week or the entire camp? We are looking to make a difference not only for these children this summer, but also for their families for generations to come – your help plays a BIG part in our ability to make a difference in these lives. Donate Today
“I have two daughters…the leadership program helped [my oldest] to stay strong in making good life choices…I feel good with [my youngest] going back to school this year…She was able to go over basic school curriculum that kids loose so much of over the summer…camp gives so much to our children. Which in turn will give back to our community, because the kids of today will be the future of tomorrow. Thank you LifeSource!!!” – Gwinn