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Summer Camp Volunteers Needed

by ARLnow.com June 7, 2011 at 1:10 pm 2,047 7 Comments

A local non-profit is looking for energetic volunteers to help out with their summer camp program.

Affordable housing developer AHC Inc. hosts “educational and fun” summer camps for low-income youngsters “to help ensure they don’t drop behind over the summer months.” The camps — held at six community centers throughout Arlington — start on July 11 and run from noon to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, until Aug. 18.

AHC is seeking chaperones for its off-site swimming trips on Mondays and its field trips on Thursdays. They’re also looking for volunteers who can help with the art activities, literary activities and outdoor games that are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

“Enthusiastic volunteers are critical to the program and mean so much to the young people we serve,” said AHC spokeswoman Celia Slater.

Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Jennifer Cavaliere at [email protected] or 703-486-0626 x154.

  • Stu Pendus

    Does the County still offer summer camp for regular-income youngsters? I remember always looking forward to that.

  • Jack

    Maybe if Arlington wouldn’t allow these kids into the County, then they wouldn’t need the volunteers. Let First Baptist Church step up and provide the volunteers, for all the pain they’ve caused property owners surrounding them.

    • madisonmanor

      Or let any of the cell phone tower churches donate their proceeds from AT&T to a good cause.

    • doodly

      Right, because kids have to stop at the Arlington border for permission to enter. :rolleyes:

  • effin unbelievable

    Arlnow, I can’t believe you – first you bash Goodwill, then the neighbors opposed to lights (and cancer) at O’Connell, then the cognitive disabled store at Ballston, and now the kids that go to summer camp. Oh, sorry – my bad – you didn’t do any of that. Reading comprehension never was one of my strengths.

  • John

    Arlington DPRCR still offers many excellent camps. I went to the sports and play camps as a kid.

    DPRCR also used to offer camps at community centers at low-income/sec 8 housing in the county. Maybe AHC took over those camps.

  • John

    I think the quality of the camps are better with paid staff and volunteer high school students who are working up to paid staff positions.

    Are the volunteers for the AHC camps similarly vetted?

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