At Raquette we love the idea that we were able to give our campers a chance to help other children, as it instills the value of charity and develops an awareness of those less fortunate.
Over the weekend, our girls and boys participated in a special program known as “Supplies for Success.” This charity was started by the UJA Federation, 18 years ago with the intention of supplying needy children with the tools and confidence they need to succeed. By giving a backpack filled with age-appropriate school supplies, we can help disadvantaged children look to education as their pathway out of poverty.
Our girls and boys worked together to assemble backpacks with all the necessary supplies from pencils and pens to notebooks and binders. The 800 backpacks will be distributed to children in foster care in NYC; 200 will go to the Pleasantville Cottage Residential School. For each completed backpack, Raquette Lake Camps will donate $18. We are proud to be a part of this special charity and excited that we can share this experience with our campers.