Send a Kid to Summer Camp

Boys & Girls Club 'Send A Kid to Camp' Campaign Launches March 1, 2012

On March 1, 2012, the Prince William County/Manassas Branches of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington are kicking off their local "Send A Kid to Camp" campaign for the next 100 days. The three clubs, located in Dale City, Dumfries and Manassas, hope to raise $40,000 for camper scholarships by June 7, 2012.

All three clubs will offer various programming for ages 5 – 17 that cover Sports, Youth and Teen Camps. All camps will take place the months of June through August. The Club's programs reflect their FORMULA FOR IMPACT; a personalized formula that assists members in achieving personal growth in academic success, good character & citizenship and healthy lifestyles by mixing in key elements of outcome-focused initiatives.

While a $150 donation may mean a 100% scholarship for one child for one week of camp, club officials plan to stretch donations even further by offering partial scholarships of 25%, 50% and 75% to families who meet the challenge of raising the rest. That means even more children and youth will be afforded the opportunity to attend camp.

CHASE with Boys & Girls Club 2
From left, Nicole McIntyre, CHASE, Alexa Locke and Angie Torres

"For some parents, $25 to $75 is the difference between their child being apart of the summer camp experience or being unsupervised at home," says Boys & Girls Club Regional Director, Glenn Vickers. "Generous donations will fill that gap, and 100 percent of the funds raised over the next 100 days will go directly to the youth of the Greater Prince William County region who attend the clubs. Our motto is 'great futures start here' and your involvement will help that come true."

All scholarships are based on need and are processed on a first come, first served basis. Priority is given to new applicants.

CHASE, the Prince William County/Manassas Boys & Girls Clubs' new large and friendly dog mascot, is the face of the Send A Kid to Camp Campaign.

"He's an acronym for our five core program areas," explains Keeyana Mahoney, Regional Director alongside Vickers. "CHASE stands for Character and Leadership (C), Healthy Life Skills (H), the Arts (A), Sports and Recreation (S) and Education and Career Development (E)."

CHASE with Boys & Girls Club 1
Thanks to Lynn Grizzard, student, Northern Virginia Community College for the picture.

For more information, Open Houses are scheduled on Wed., March 14 from 5-7 pm and Sat., March 31 from 11 am to 1 pm at all three club locations: Manassas Club, 9501 Dean Park Lane; Hylton Club, 5070 Dale Blvd., Dale City; and General Heiser Club, 17565 Old Stage Coach Road, Dumfries. Visit for application forms.

If you'd like CHASE to visit your school or community event, contact Glenn Vickers at 703-365-2582, ext. 231 or

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