Footpath summer camp is much more than swimming, boating, hiking and s’mores.

Many of our campers have never spent a night outdoors. For them, it is unfamiliar, even scary. But the courage and resiliency the kids build over three nights and four days in nature propel them to form friendships, grow personal strengths and gain new perspectives on life. They develop valuable life skills – skills that will lay the foundation for growth and success. It is remarkable.

And thanks to our generous sponsors, Footpath Foundation is able to cover all the costs of summer camp, from campground fees to sleeping bags to toiletries.

Kids take part in activities like archery, canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, rock climbing, hiking, creek exploring, campfires, sing-alongs, camp games, gaga ball, frisbee golf, fishing, arts and crafts, cabin skits, low ropes problem-solving, and teamwork games, tie-dye, age-appropriate challenges, night hikes, star gazing, swimming, games and learning about nature and wildlife.

Sharing a cabin with others helps kids learn problem-solving, teamwork, leadership, effective communication, confidence, bravery, fun, hope, and happiness, as well as lessons about kindness and new perspectives.

They learn to take pride in accomplishments. And to learn from failure.”
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Summer camp allows kids to just be kids.

Many children coming from under-served communities do not feel completely carefree, as they are often taking care of family members, worrying about their family’s finances, or feeling stressed about the future. At camp, they temporarily let go of the pressures of life. They feel safe and at peace.

Camp opens their eyes to new possibilities and new experiences. They often begin the trip by wondering how so many trees got into one place or the softness of the dirt beneath their feet. Afterward, they feel free, happy, and confident.

Give a Child a Camp Kit!

You can help! We need your in-kind or financial donations to make sure our kids are ready. Your camp kit supplies give kids piece of mind.

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