Thanks for a great summer

By From page A8 | August 29, 2013

The Davis Bridge Youth Summer Camp 2013 has wound down from an amazing summer filled with fun and educational activities for local youth who needed a jump start towards the beginning of the new school year. As the attending youth and their parents will attest, the inaugural year was an amazing success. Campers, staff and parents cannot thank enough all those who volunteered their time and generously donated to make the camp such a success.

We owe a special thank you to the Davis Rebekah Lodge, which very generously donated proceeds from its 2013 crab feed, which was enough to launch the program! We hope this begins a new and innovative way in keeping our youth who face economic challenges, engaged in enriching activities during the summer months. This year the Davis Rebekah proceeds provided more than 40 youth with a special summer they would not have otherwise had.

In addition to the Davis Rebekah Lodge, the Davis Bridge Youth Summer Camp 2013 would also like to thank the following community groups and businesses, who all so generously and gratefully contributed: the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge, the Davis Police Officers Association, the Davis Police Department, SwimAmerica—Davis, Finis, the Davis Joint Unified School District, the Davis Art Center, ASUCD Unitrans, the UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology, Woodstock’s Pizza of Davis, Whole Foods, Ink Monkey Graphics, Davis Odd Fellows Encampment and the Yolo Family Resource Center.

We would also like to thank the amazing staff, volunteers and UC Davis student who provided such strong educational support during the integrated learning/camp activities. The youth had an amazing experience and have already started asking about next year’s camp.

Jeannie Pytel
Director, Davis Bridge Youth Summer Camp

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