Claremore Daily Progress

June 13, 2013

Camp fund still nearly $4,000 short of goal

Rebecca Hattaway
Staff Reporter


Share the Spirit’s “Send a Kid to Camp” fund has just surpassed the $4,000 mark, still well below the $7,875 needed to send 45 Rogers County kids to Heart O’Hills Salvation Army camp next week.
The Claremore Daily Progress will continue to accept donations until the goal is met.
Ten-year-old Jerrith is excited about his second year at camp.
“I like how you get a bunch of friends at camp,” he said.
His brother, Lane, went last year but now that he turned 13, he’s too old to return.
“I want to change my birth certificate so I can go back!,” he joked. “I’m going to find a way.”
Like most of the campers, Lane and Jerrith’s favorite activity was swimming.
“We had three pool parties,” Lane said. “I got to do a cannonball contest.”
The boys also had fun in their drama classes.
“I was the teacher’s pet because I had the loudest voice in the room,” Lane said.
They got to perform a play where each kid had a part.
While there are plenty of activities to keep campers busy all week, Jerrith has one suggestion.
“I know what they should add — laser tag!,” he said.
Please consider how you can help children like Lane and Jerrith attend summer camp where they have the opportunity have fun in a safe, Christian environment, as well as learn new skills, and make friends  and memories.
Tax-deductible donations may be mailed to Share the Spirit, c/o Claremore Daily Progress, P.O. Box 248, Claremore, OK 74018, or dropped by the Progress at 315 W. Will Rogers Blvd. Names of donors will be listed unless anonymity is requested. Recent contributors include Rex and Dana Crumpton, Leon P. and Beverly A. Semkoff, and Ruth V. Dirickson.