Send a Kid to Camp Campaign

The YMCA of Frederick County will be kicking off its annual Send A Kid to Camp Campaign to raise funds for the Annual Campaign. The YMCA of Frederick County’s Annual Campaign ensures everyone in our community has access to the programs and services they need to learn, grow and thrive.  100% of your donation goes to support our community!

Help send a child to camp this summer!

group of kids in a huddleSummer is the ideal time for kids to get out and explore.  But for some kids in our communities, summer means no access to recreational or educational activities because of the cost.

Nearly 3,500 kids in Frederick County live below the poverty line.  Parents consistently cite summer as the most difficult time to ensure their children are engaged in productive activities- but thousands of families can’t afford summer camps.

Thanks to donors like you:

  • Frederick County youth, regardless of their families’ financial position, will have the best summer ever!
  • Parents are able to go to work knowing that their children are in a safe, active, and educational environment

Children are our future, and the skills learned and the relationships fostered at camp are life-changing. Just one camp experience can positively change a child’s life forever!

Y camps include traditional programs, sports, art, and even cooking and horseback riding camps.  Children who are idle in the summer are at an increased risk of weight gain and childhood obesity or engaging in risky behavior from lack of supervision.  In addition, children from lower-income families fall behind nearly three months in math and two months in reading with cumulative effects over several years. To ensure all kids have the same opportunities, the YMCA of Frederick County offers financial assistance program to help parents send their child(ren) to camp.

We have received a large number of requests for financial assistance this summer. Join us in our mission to give the best summer ever to as many of our community children as possible, regardless of their families’ financial position.

$250 can send a kid to camp for an entire week!