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.
Each year, we select about 40 middle school students to experience this extraordinary event. It has been a resounding success – ask any camper, their parents, or their teachers.
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. Our next camp is scheduled for July 1st through July 6th 2018. 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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