A child can attend one to two weeks of summer camp, or longer in some cases. The costs of the camps vary. Any amount is welcomed, Needham said. A $130 donation, for example, can send a child to two weeks of summer day camp. Anyone interested in helping to send a child to summer camp can give money through the middle of July.
A variety of summer camp experiences are available through the County's Park & Recreation Department, the YMCA and YWCA. There are also specialty camps such as therapeutic camps, basketball, cheerleading, tennis, computer, fashion merchandise, cultural arts, adventure, teen wildlife, all sports, mad science, skateboard, in-line skate and others.
Checks made out to Trust and Agency Fund can be sent to Mecklenburg County DSS, Community Resources Office, 301 Billingsley Road, Charlotte, NC 28211.
For more information, please call the main number of the Community Resources Office at 704-336-4809.