Community: Bingham Group supports the Austin Sunshine Camps
Founded in 1928 by YMBL, ASC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that has opened a world of possibilities to the youth of Central Texas by providing free week-long summer camps to low-income families. (NOTE: Campers must qualify for the Texas public school free and reduced lunch program to be eligible to attend.)
Located inside Zilker Park near Barton Springs Pool, ASC serves campers 7 – 11 years of age. The camp program, under the supervision of experienced counselors, offers activities such as swimming in Barton Springs or Deep Eddy pool, fishing, canoeing, handicrafts, nature study, hikes, games, and a ropes course with a variety of elements including a team wall, and trust fall. Transportation to camp and three meals a day is included.
Campers take home increased confidence and leadership abilities, better problem-solving skills, and friendships that last a lifetime. They learn to resolve conflicts, value diversity, and to share in the success of the group. Fun becomes the foundation on which courage, self-respect, cooperation, and leadership are built.
The YMBL fundraising campaign will run through Monday, April 15th.
Here is a breakdown of where funding goes:
One Child’s Camp Session for a Week ($500)
Canoe Rentals for 200 Kids ($100)
Food and Snacks for a Day ($25)
Camp bedding ($50)
As the 2019 President of both YMBL and ASC boards I sincerely appreciate your support!
Resources: See, 2018 Annual Austin Sunshine Camps Report