July 31 - August 4, 2017
Through bringing together diverse urban and suburban groups, camp serves strongly as a bridge spanning geographic, socioeconomic, racial and religious lines. All participants develop new understandings, compassion, lasting friendships and respect for each other.
There continues to be a significant need in the greater New Haven community for children and families living with AIDS/HIV. Camp regularly reaches out to newly affected families, but also serves as a long term support base to our campers, the majority of whom return for multiple seasons.
As a mission project of the First Congregational Church, the camp depends on volunteers for staffing and on donations of food, services and dollars from not only the congregation but also the wider community. It is funded in part by the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation, the Fresh Air Fund of the New Haven Register, the Woman's Seamen's Friend Society, private donations and, in the past by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and the Branford Community Foundation.
Volunteers are always needed. High school students who have completed grade 9 are eligible to be mentors and adults who either like to work with children in a specific age group setting or have other skills in the areas of waterfront, arts and crafts, music, fishing, grant writing etc. are encouraged to become a part of the camp.
For more information please contact
Rev. Theresa Borchetta, Director
Minister for Youth and Family
First Congregational Church of Branford
Laura Noe, Administrator
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