Send 50 children to summer camp
We've secured placement for 10 children to receive a quality summer enrichment program
Help us reach our goal
United Way of Greater Union County has partnered with nonprofit organizations to support children who would benefit from a summer camp experience. It may come as no surprise that summer programs can be costly and many of the families we serve cannot afford to send their children to quality summer enrichment programs. Programs that have a long lasting positive effect on a child help builds character and confidence, academic support for those that need it and life skills, all building blocks for a healthy and productive life. We ask for your help in supporting vital summer programs that will make a difference in a child’s life.
The following list of organizations provide summer camp to children between 6-8 weeks. Donors have the option of choosing from one of the following nonprofit organizations they wish to have their funds designated or allow United Way of Greater Union County to designate funs where its needed most:
- The Connection for Women and Families is located in Summit, NJ and offers a wide variety of summer camps for children ages 3-12. Activities include swim lessons, gym, STEM activities, sports, art and outdoor play. In the afternoon, a variety of specialty camps are available, including cooking, art, sports, nature, fashion, digital media, gymnastics, performing arts, dance and travel camp.
- King’s Daughter Day School, located in Plainfield, NJ provides breakfast, lunch and snack. There are weekly trips, swimming lessons, a music program, and arts and crafts. Half of the excursions are cultural in nature and the other half is amusement for children 12 and under.
- Neighborhood House in Plainfield, NJ offers full-day summer camp program for children 5-12 yrs of age. Summer activities include but not limited to: roller skating, swimming, golf, tennis, fishing, sports, cooking, reading, local movies, arts and crafts, Community 4H and Health fairs, amusement parks and theater trips.
- Rahway Family Success Center (JFK Family Success Center) in Rahway, NJ, offers summer camp for youth ages 6-12. Activities include recreational swim, weekly field trips and learning activities. The Center’s summer reading program allows enrichment for reading a book and completing a book report; a 4H science program; and a JFK Little Gardeners Grow program, where a master gardener works with the youth and educates them on agriculture and healthy foods.
- Union Y (YWHA-Union County) is located in Union, NJ and offers twice a day swim lessons, art, music, sports, cooking, drama, Israeli culture, some trips. Twice a day swimming w/ lessons, Sports, Nature, Art, Cooking, Music, drama, movies, Bingo, indoor games and field trips.
- Or, Designate your gift where its needed most
The campaign will run until June and those interesed in making a contribution are asked to contact Phillip Daniels, Corporate Relations Director at 908.353.7171, ext. 130
Meet Your Camper
For groups who want to participate in a summer initiative, please contact our office at 908.353.7171 to find out how you can volunteer with a non-profit organization this summer.