There is still time to sign up for summer camp at Camp Rainbow in Upper Salford Township.
The camping season ends Aug. 8.
The 63-year-old Montgomery County-based camp, which is located on the Perkiomen Creek, has openings for boys and girls ages seven to 16 in each of the age-specific week-long sessions, according to board member Tom Johnson. Click here to see when your son or daughter could attend.
Camp opened for the season on June 29 and Johnson said 50 children attended for the week with a few returning home after becoming homesick. The camp can easily house 60 children per week, he said.
“We’d like to see more kids enjoying our arts and crafts activities, pool and water play, music education, sports and friend-building fun at the camp,” Johnson said.
Volunteers had worked last month on weekends to tidy up cabins and restrooms, rake leaves and get ready for the season. Now that the sprucing up is complete, Johnson said the goal is to fill the cabins.
The camp, which was established in 1951 for deserving Montgomery County children, has struggled the last few years to make ends meet following funding cuts and dwindling donations.
It costs $267 for each camper’s week-long overnight camping experience. The camp subsidizes the bulk of those fees in addition to covering regular maintenance, salaries and the cost of camping supplies and equipment. The camp’s budget annually is roughly $160,000. A recent influx of donations and grants helped Camp Rainbow Inc. open as scheduled.
Camp Rainbow Inc. was founded in 1951 by the Harold G. Knight Foundations. Camp Rainbow, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to offering deserving children of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania a week-long, overnight summer camping experience at a low cost to the family. The camp, which is located on beautiful acres on the Perkiomen Creek in Upper Salford Township, serves children between the ages of 7 and 16. Camp Rainbow Inc. prides itself on teaching children valuing behavior, how to give and receive honest feedback and take responsibility for one’s actions. To learn more about Camp Rainbow Inc., visit www.camprainbowinc.