Fundraiser to help send children of color to Opequon Quaker Camp 7 - 10 PM at Lovely Lane United Methodist Church, 2200 St Paul Street, Baltimore.
Come join us for a night of dancing, music, and fun, while supporting genuine diversity at Baltimore Yearly Meeting summer camps! The square dance will be called and played by Slim Harrison and Thomas Jolin, members of "the Barnstormers."
Sliding scale contribution: $7 - $20
Popcorn and snacks will be sold throughout the evening
Wear your SQUARE dancing shoes!
*Additional donations welcome, all proceeds go to camper scholarship. Stay tuned for pre-sold tickets at local Quaker meetings and area businesses.*
WHY SHOULD YOU SUPPORT CAMP DIVERSITY?
100% of proceeds will go to pay tuition for a group of Baltimore youth between the ages of 9 and 14 to attend an outdoor residential summer camp for two weeks. Opequon Quaker Camp is a residential program where young people engage in hiking, canoeing, rock-climbing, swimming, sports, arts, and team-building. We are committed to ensuring that young people from all racial, geographical, and economic backgrounds have the opportunity to benefit from such an environment. In addition, we feel strongly that the young people we sponsor contribute much to the communities they are a part of and that all campers benefit from the presence of these youth at the camp.
In addition to providing 80% of tuition to these families, we also provide transportation, gear, orientation, and other family support. To create a continuous experience, we commit to supporting each youth for all years he or she is age-eligible to attend. Furthermore, we provide training for staff at the camp to ensure they are prepared to support campers of all backgrounds. Though the camp is run by a Quaker Meeting, young people of all faiths (or none) are welcome and supported to bring and share their own wisdom and culture.
Please invite your friends, family, and any youth you know who would be interested!
The Barnstomers recently performed at the Kennedy Center with the RockCandy Cloggers. Here's a link if you want a sneak peek of our November 19th event:
Food will be available for purchase, catered by Wilde Thyme Catering, procedes go to STRIDE
If you have any questions, please contact Giovanna Selvaggio at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kiah Gibian at email@example.com.
Please make sure to donate under the "Camp Diversity" label, and specify "STRIDE" in the Notes.