The start of our Summer Camp’s Mickeys Kids SwimAThonMay 23, 2016
Each year our camper and counselor participants swim thousands of laps!
- Build their self-confidence and self-worth – studies have shown that altruism promotes physical and psychological well-being
- Become caring adults – research has shown that by involving youth in philanthropic deeds, as adults these individuals will continue to give and/or serve their community in a variety of ways
- Practice empathy, and build on the idea that developing character and identity is not determined by how much they can have, but how much they can give
- Learn skills they will use year-round: there is evidence that young people who volunteer or fundraise learn life skills, responsibility, and commitment as well as improve their grades and behavior in school
Please note that while Kenwood and Evergreen campers are not required to swim laps for Mickey’s Kids, children who participate and help to raise funds find the experience to be incredibly rewarding. They know that by participating, they are helping to provide a life-changing camp experience for children who may not otherwise have the same opportunity. In addition, at the end of the summer campers who swim the most laps in each unit will receive a special prize, provided by the Mickey’s Kids Charitable Organization. For all of these reasons we urge you to talk to your child about, and encourage them to participate in, the SwimAThon.
Campers supporting campers. The Kenwood & Evergreen way.
In addition to buying T-shirts, you can also donate directly to Mickey’s Kids in recognition of our swimmers and their efforts. Please share the campaign link with your friends and family who might like to support your camper – when they donate they can include a message of encouragement which we will share with your camper at Camp!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!
Mickey’s Kids campers, who typically begin at Camp in the fourth or fifth grade, receive a seven week scholarship to attend Camps Kenwood and Evergreen each summer until the completion of ninth grade.