The lazy days of summer are a fun respite for most school-age children. But for homeless children and their families, summertime presents yet another problem to be solved. When schools are closed, these children no longer have a safe, adult-supervised place to be during the week.
Recognizing this issue, Vogel Alcove began offering free, summer day camp for homeless children ages 5-12. At Camp Vogel, children enjoy a variety of activities, including swim lessons and field trips to places like the Perot Museum, the UT Arlington Planetarium and Hawaiian Falls Water Park.
Camp Vogel 2017 runs from June 5 through August 18. Our camp theme is “The Leader in Me,” and each week’s lessons, games and outings will reinforce this idea. We want to not only entertain and keep our campers busy; we also want instill confidence, foster leadership skills and give them the tools to succeed in school and in life.
Summer Camp Needs
It wouldn’t be summer in Texas without heat, bugs and (to avoid the first two items) swimming. Accordingly, we are seeking donations of sunscreen, bug spray (DEET-free) and beach towels for our Camp Vogel children. Please contact Brian Millage at 214-368-8686 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about creating a donation drive or to set a time to drop off items at Vogel Alcove. Thank you!