The boys were up bright and early for the traditional swim to girls camp. A 2 mile swim and we had 36 boys complete it! We are so proud of them for keeping this amazing tradition alive!
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.
Yesterday the 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 956 backpacks will be distributed to children in need. We are proud to be a part of this special charity and excited that we can share this experience with our campers.
The boys spent the day redeeming their Raquette Bucks Auction Prizes. Some examples… Tubing and banana boating with snacks, A movie and snacks, A BBQ with Gregg, Pizza making and dessert making with Freddie, fishing with Sean and snacks! The boys had so much fun and were excited to finally get a payout for all the Raquette Bucks they earned this summer.
In the afternoon boys camp came together for ALL CAMP SWIM! As you can tell from the pictures it was tons of fun.