HCDC’s Helping Hands
At Hampton Country Day Camp, our campers do more than just have fun – They get involved in giving back to the community that they enjoy so much summer after summer through our camp’s Helping Hands Program.
This summer, our campers had the opportunity to participate in making other children’s lives better by bringing in canned and packaged food from home for the East Hampton Food Pantry. The Food Pantry then distributes the food to needy families on the East End, including more than 1,000 children. (Click HERE to read an article that was recently written in the East Hampton Star about our wonderful program and our even more wonderful campers!)
Our campers also took part in helping to fund camperships to attend Morry’s Camp. Morry’s Camp is a unique four-week program which guarantees four summers of camp to under-privileged children who keep up with their school work and are positive role models in their community.
One of the ways in which we help is by having a camp-wide Swim-A-Thon. Campers gave it their all by either swimming or walking laps in our pools to raise money for inner city children who would otherwise not be able to attend summer camp. We keep track of what our campers accomplish and send home a record of the number of laps our campers swam (or walked for our non-swimmers). The funds raised have truly made a difference in the lives of hundreds of children, and this year was no exception.
The Helping Hands Program stems from our STARFISH values program where we teach our campers that each individual can make a difference. Events like these show them that when each person does his or her part, together the impact is amazing! A HUGE thank you to our HCDC families and especially to our campers! You have made such a difference in the lives of so many others!