Grant to Provide Summer Camp Opportunities to Burlington Youth

June 30, 2015 - Summer camp provides youth with the opportunity to socialize, develop skills, stay active and create enduring memories. Burlington youth whose families might not be able to afford summer camp will be able to experience those things this year, thanks to a grant from the Burlington Bell Community Fund at Main Street Community Foundation.

The Burlington Bell Community Fund announced a $1,150 grant to Burlington Parks and Recreation Department to support summer recreational activities for youth in need. The Parks and Recreation Department provides Burlington youth week-long summer camp programs at Foote Road Recreation Complex in Burlington. During the camps, youth participate in field sports, tournaments, enrichment programs, arts, crafts and games.

“For many children and teens, summer camp is an important experience,” said Susan Sadecki, President & CEO of the Community Foundation. “We are excited to support these programs and provide Burlington children with this great opportunity that will keep them engaged and active.”

The grant was awarded during a small ceremony in June at the Foote Road Recreation Complex in Burlington. Sandy Mazeau and Nicole Rawcliffe of the Burlington Bell Community Fund Advisory Council, along with Jarre Betts, Vice President of Programs at the Community Foundation, presented the grant to Trisha Twomey, Burlington Parks and Recreation Director, and Ted Shafer, Burlington First Selectman.

The Burlington Bell Community Fund was founded in 2011 by a group of committed community leaders in Burlington to create an endowment fund to support charitable projects and programs that will enhance the quality of life for their neighbors.