Youth Development

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Dec 5, 2017

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Von P.

This project will save us $1,500, allowing us to continue to offer free camping opportunities to the vulnerable youth and seniors of Middlesex County, NJ..

What We Need

  • A Professional who will work with the Organization over 1-2 days to capture an important event or shoot a series of photographs to tell the Organization's story
  • A set of professionally edited, high-resolution images delivered in JPEG or TIFF format suitable for web or print use
  • Note: The photographer needs to be available in the same geographical location as the Organization or be willing to travel at own expense

How This Will Help

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.

What We Have In Place

We have programming in place for these events so there should be some good opportunities to capture some nice pictures.

Fun Fact

We have served over 50,000 youth since 1924.

  • Location: This opportunity requires the volunteer to be on-site

Project Steps

  • Prep: Distribution of prep materials
    • Volunteer Manager provides background on the Organization and goals for the photos (intended usage & number of photos needed)
    • Professional and Volunteer Manager agree upon a work plan including: budget, shoot location, dates, length of shoot and materials needed.
  • Milestone 1: Photo shoot
    • Professional directs the photo shoot on agreed upon date and time
  • Milestone 2: Editing
    • Professional edits and color corrects the photos.
  • Milestone 3: Presentation of deliverables
    • Professional delivers high-resolution images to the Organization
    • If the agreed upon deliverable was a photo essay, the Volunteer Manager works with the Professional to edit the selection of key photos into an essay and craft captions
    • Organization credits the photos appropriately
Prerequisites for Professional
  • Experience with event/commercial photography or photojournalism (please provide sample work)
  • Proficiency using editing software
  • Proximity to the Organization or willingness to travel
Prerequisites for Organization
  • An idea for the story you want to tell, willing subjects or an event you’d like to document
  • Signed releases for subjects and location
  • Ability to cover hard expenses (film, developing)

Our Mission

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

What We Do

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.

Youth Development Education Health & Nutrition
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.
Michelle Latona
Michelle L.

Project Manager

Photography Project

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.
Von Potter
Von P.