Ely Chapman Education Foundation

June 27, 2016 - 10:16am -- scornwell

Sensational Summer Camp started out with over 70 campers enrolled and is now up to a daily average of 85. Among the campers are many foster children, again more this year than last. One foster father came to Alice Chapman the first week of camp. He and his wife were getting three foster children-ages 3, 5, and 9. Their current home could not take them any longer and they were in temporary care until this family would take. The oldest child has been in 4 foster homes and the youngest has been in foster care 90% of her life. The system wanted to keep them together so they had to find parents who could handle 3 active children. Since both the husband and wife work, they needed a structured child care where the children would get some educational support as well. Since Ely Chapman Education Foundation had two children from the same foster parents last year, the children were brought to camp and are enjoying a quality program, with the support and nurturing they all need, thanks to the United Way of Washington County.