At Keowee Smiles, we are honored to be able to sponsor a child each year to attend Camp Sertoma of SC, Inc.
Camp Sertoma is a summer camp for kids ages 7-13, who live in South Carolina and are underprivileged and/or speech & hearing impaired.
From the Camp Sertoma Facebook page:
Camp Sertoma provides opportunities for fun, skills development, and education for 240 children each summer. Boys and girls, ages 7 to 13, are divided into 5 cabins (8 campers and 2 counselors per cabin). There are 6 one week sessions. Some sessions are for disadvantaged children while others are for the hearing or speech impaired. These children are placed in an entirely new and exciting setting where they can enjoy the company of others in group activities or play and work alone or in small groups. Campers learn independence and responsibility while having fun. They are encouraged to do things for themselves. With the proper amount of skilled supervision they might learn to build a campfire, cook a simple meal, or build a raft. In addition to personal and housekeeping chores, the campers engage in such activities as nature hikes, archery, sailing, campfires, cookouts, fishing, boat rides, instructional swims, overnight camping trips, recreational games and skits, sports, singing, arts and crafts, and numerous other activities.
If the minds and bodies of our youth are to grow, they must have nourishment. We feel that Camp Sertoma can help in filling a portion of this need. The challenging experiences on an athletic field, in the woods or on the water stimulate the development of a child’s inner strengths. They develop leadership, perseverance and the ability to understand, to love and to live with their fellow man. We want each child to leave with memories of this camp as one of the greatest experiences of their lives.
This is the purpose of CAMP SERTOMA!
For more information about Camp Sertoma, visit their website at http://campsertomasc.com/