YMCA Camp Weaver Kicks-off Annual Giving Campaign

Proceeds from March 9th event will fund camp scholarships for children in need

Greensboro, NC – YMCA Camp Weaver will kick-off their Annual Giving Campaign on Thursday, March 9th with a fun evening of dinner, auctions, and entertainment.  The event, hosted from 5:30 to 9 PM at Revolution Mills Event Center in Greensboro, will be emceed by local personality and former WFMY-TV anchor, Rosemary Plybon. Proceeds will support Camp Weaver’s “Send a Kid to Camp” program, which provides scholarships for underserved, deserving kids to attend summer camp and participate in valuable outdoor education opportunities.

Every dollar raised during the annual campaign stays local and has a lasting impact on children in our community.  In 2016, proceeds from the “Send a Kid to Camp” program reached nearly $10,000, which is enough money to send 40 children to day camp. Camp helps kids to do better in school, lessens the detrimental effects of summer learning loss, and builds invaluable self-confidence and social skills.  It is YMCA Camp Weaver’s goal to ensure that every child has the opportunity to experience the magic of camp.   Camp Weaver provides scholarships on a sliding scale, ranging from 10% to 90%, based on a family’s financial need.

The evening will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dinner, as well as testimonials from those who have been touched by YMCA Camp Weaver. Guests will enjoy live music by local artist, Susanna Macfarlane, as well as live and silent auctions. The silent auction can be accessed at www.handbid.com and will be open from March 1st at noon until March 9th at 8:30 pm; however, some items, including an Amish Trading Post glider, Camp Weaver birthday party package, four Walt Disney World hopper passes, and a mountain cabin stay, will only be available at the live auction during the event.

Individual tickets are $50 each and are still available for purchase at bit.ly/2017CWKickOff.  For more information or to donate, please visit campweaver.org/send-kid-camp or contact Allison Shelnut at 336.697.0525 or via email at Allison@CampWeaver.org.  Revolution Mills Event Center is located at 900 Revolution Mill Drive in Greensboro (www.revmillevents.com).  To learn more about Susanna Macfarlane, visit https://www.reverbnation.com/susannamacfarlane.

 

About YMCA Camp Weaver

YMCA Camp Weaver is an exceptional summer camp, retreat and outdoor education facility located in beautiful Southeast Greensboro, North Carolina. Just a short drive away, conveniently positioned only 15-20 minutes from downtown Greensboro with easy access to I-85/40. The camp consists of 100 acres of gorgeous rolling hills, wooded areas, fields, hiking trails, lakes, creeks, shaded spaces and modern cabins and facilities that provide an ideal setting for our high-quality camp, retreat and outdoor education programs.

Camp Weaver offers summer overnight camp, summer day camp, outdoor education and service learning opportunities for schools as well as corporate and non-profit group rentals/retreats.  YMCA Camp Weaver is accredited by the American Camp Association.

About the YMCA of Greensboro

The YMCA of Greensboro was founded in 1889 with a mission to put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. Through its eight branches and YMCA Camp Weaver, the YMCA of Greensboro is strengthening the foundations of our community by offering a warm and friendly environment where people of all ages, races, faiths, beliefs, and physical and financial abilities participate in worthwhile programs and meaningful experiences that make a positive difference in their lives. For more information on the YMCA of Greensboro, please visit www.ymcagreensboro.org.