AN EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME!
The Evening Optimist Club of Albuquerque has joined the YMCA of New Mexico to provide a one-week camping experience for deserving 6th graders. Local Optimist clubs and private donors are providing the funds to run the camp.
So far, Camp provided a first-time experience for 43 enthusiastic middle school students. It has been a resounding success – so much so, that we expect to support about 30 young campers annually!
Camp Shaver is located in the Jemez Mountains, and the camp staffers are YMCA trained. The week-long activities focus on belonging, leadership skills, and character building. The camp is scheduled for July 3 through July 9, 2016. Campers must be nominated by a school counselor or administrator, and each nominee must complete an application form.
If you are a 6th grader who would like to attend an Optimist Youth Summer Camp
- Complete a camper application form (click here to view/print).
- Give your application your school counselor or administrator, and
- Ask them to submit your application
If you are a school counselor or administrator who wishes to nominate a deserving 6th grader
- Complete a camper nomination form (click here to view/print),
- If they haven’t done so, have the nominee complete a camper application form (click here to view/print).
If you are interested in making a monetary donation to help kids attend camp
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