We offer a free camping program to over 600 vulnerable children and seniors of Middlesex County NJ. In December we will be having our last camping weekend of 2017 for the Gateway campers. We will have approximately several youth and seniors participate in the programming on December 1-3. On the 2nd we will be hosting our annual Holiday Party for these campers. On December 10th we will be hosting a Breakfast with Santa fundraising event open to the community. We are looking for a professional who is available and willing to take some pictures during any of the events.
We have programming in place for these events so there should be some good opportunities to capture some nice pictures.
We have served over 50,000 youth since 1924.
Middlesex County Recreation Council is a private, non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization that provides a residential camping experience for underprivileged and/or health impaired children and seniors from Middlesex County, New Jersey. Our mission is to develop and nurture responsible social expression, self-esteem, physical health, mental well-being and other sustainable life skills through a holistic approach and diverse programming. We strive to offer this opportunity to at-risk populations who
Our camp program is called the Kiddie Keep Well Camp or KKWC. We serve children between the ages of seven and fifteen from low-income families, who often have limited access to health care, preventative education and recreational activities that promote a healthy lifestyle. The seniors who participate in the camp’s program often come from vulnerable situations, often with lack of direct support. The programming combines educational, recreational, and health-focused activities to implement its comprehensive program. KKWC offers traditional camp activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, sports, nature, campfires, dance and drama. In addition to a large number of corporate volunteers who assist us in getting the camp ready each summer through camp maintenance and housekeeping, KKWC has many great community partners. Through in-kind services donated by our longstanding partners, each camper receives a medical and dental exam. In addition, the campers are offered a nutrition and dental hygiene education during each camp session. If additional work is needed, free dental exams are available for those campers that require it. In addition to these health-beneficial activities, the social worker on staff provides individual and group workshops to address interpersonal and intrapersonal issues with the campers. Some of these character-building workshops include anger-management, self-esteem, internet awareness, bullying and other character-building skills. At KKWC, camp is a positive and enriching experience where all participants benefit physically, emotionally, and mentally through active participation in the camp’s programming.
We had so much fun with Von. He was down to earth and really embraced the camp spirit here at Kiddie Keep Well Camp. We would love to have him back sometime to capture some great pictures of the campers during programming.
The site staff was friendly and welcoming. "Candid" is a good way to describe the staff as well as the type of photography they requested. The kids are wonderful and their families contribute to what appears to be a loving Middlesex county community.