The Carver Center provides an amazing and affordable camp experience for children ages 4 to 15. Below are some important facts about our high-quality program and the families we serve:
· Carver campers largely come from low-income families here in Port Chester, where approximately 45.6% of the residents were born outside of the U.S. Many are learning English as a second language. Port Chester has the highest rate (26%) of Limited English-Proficient Students of all Westchester County school districts. If these children were not in camp, they would likely not have an opportunity to practice and improve their English over the summer.
· Camp Carver runs Mondays through Fridays from 8AM – 4PM over six weeks. Campers receive a nutritious breakfast, lunch and healthy snack each day at no additional cost.
· The program mitigates summer learning loss, as children spend time each day on math and literacy activities and receive support on completing their summer reading lists.
· Carver campers have fun! They take swimming lessons at our pool, go on field trips, garden, dance, and complete art projects.
So what’s Camp Carver’s biggest challenge? It costs more to produce a great summer experience than our families can afford. While we do charge tuition, it takes another $600 per child to create a safe, high-quality camp experience.
Will you help Carver provide a high-quality camp experience for children this summer?
Our overall goal is to raise $100,000, and no gift is too small or too large to help us get there.
$28.00 – Provides Camp Summer T shirts for 2 kids
$100.00 - Provides supplies for a themed party
$250.00 – Helps Us Rent One Bus to use for a great field trip
$600.00 – Provides One (1) “campership” that enables us to support one child’s camp experience
$3000.00 – Provides Five (5) “camperships” that enables us to support camp experiences for 5 kids
If you would like to make a donation by Check, please make payable to the Port Chester Carver Center and send to:
Port Chester Carver Center
400 Westchester Avenue
Port Chester, NY 10573