In 2012, almost 600 disadvantaged and at-risk children attended camp through the Las Vegas Sun Summer Camp Fund. The Clark County School District was an important factor in our effort to get the word out to the families of the students who benefited from a camping experience.
This is the 43rd year of operations for the Las Vegas Sun Summer Camp Fund; and once again, we are planning on sending hundreds of boys and girls 8 through 14 years of age to camp. You can facilitate this process by making sure that the applications and information packets are distributed to needy families.
Campership recipients will attend one session at a youth agency camp, with sessions occurring from mid-June through mid-August. All sessions involve overnight stays ranging from 4 to 7 days, at camps located in Nevada, Arizona, California and Utah. The Sun Summer Camp Fund will pay total or partial fees depending upon the applicant's family income and/or special circumstances. We serve children ages 8-14 years old, and a separate Application and Health History Form must be completed for each child who meets our age criteria and wishes to attend camp.
A limited number of applications will be sent to school counselors, and will be made available at the Las Vegas Sun newspaper, the CCSD School Community Partnership Program Office and CCSA Area Offices. Additionally, the two-page application form (Parent Questionnaire and Health History Form) may be downloaded and printed online here.
We hope that the criteria, guidelines and procedures will assist you in referring applicants. A counselor, teacher, nurse and/or administrator may sign the camp application as the referring source. Please review the application(s) to see that it has been completely filled out and signed by the parent, foster parent or legal guardian of the student.
Please return applications to:
The Las Vegas Sun Summer Camp Fund
2360 Corporate Circle, 4th Floor
Henderson, NV 89074
During the camping season, May 1-September 27, 2013, please feel free to forward questions/comments to Ruby Epps at 702-259-4097 or e-mail her at email@example.com. Again, we thank you for your assistance.