Summer Camp at TheZone: The Culmination of All We Do

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Summer Camp at TheZone: The Culmination of All We Do

5 min read
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Kars For Kids

Kars For Kids

Non profit organization

Kars For Kids

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new friends at TheZone summer camp

TheZone, our summer camp with two locations in the Catskills, is now in full swing. While we fund many programs for children and their families, this is the pinnacle of the work we do. It’s something we work toward, all year, and we get very excited when camp finally opens. The stories float around the office of children growing and maturing, trying new activities and making new friends. Photos and videos help make it real to us.

In some ways, it seems strange to us that everything we do with running our office, handling the phone lines, and of course, processing donations, comes down to sending kids to camp. Helping children grow and self-actualize and reach their fullest potential is our only goal. Watching it happen, then, is the best part of the year. And it’s why we do what we do.

When our CEO, Eli Mintz, started Kars4Kids, we were already providing mentoring and educational programs for children. But such programs cost money. Mintz thought to do something in house that would generate revenue to support these programs. Car donation turned out to be a good and successful solution, and we were able to step up our game and help even more children and families be the best they can be.

Here are some photos that illustrate and offer a taste of the fruits of our labor here at Kars4Kids and it is very sweet fruit, indeed:

archery TheZone summer camp
Our counselors are encouraging, kind, and helpful. It makes a difference when a child needs a bit of building up or is taking on new challenges.
Hoops at TheZone summer camp
Ooh, the excitement of getting that ball into the hoop. Healthy sports and competition are good for the body and the soul of everyone, not excluding our campers!
biking in front of the Coliseum at TheZone summer camp
Plenty of space to ride a bike to one’s heart’s content and no city traffic to worry about.
rock climbing wall at TheZone summer camp
Emotional growth comes with daring to take on new challenges.
performance TheZone summer camp
At camp you can be anyone you want to be. A kid who is shy all year long can come out of his shell and do a funny dance act on stage in front of hundreds of campers. Camp is a time to shine.
eggrolls and Dr. Pepper at TheZone summer camp
Bonding over food? We think they were already fast camp friends. But some fun finger food and Dr. Pepper never hurts!
twins TheZone summer camp
Some very happy brothers. Why not? Summer camp at TheZone is the BEST time.
light show TheZone summer camp
Can you feel the excitement? A special experience we created for our campers is a wild success. You can see it on their faces.
hoops TheZone girls' summer camp
Basket! Success on the court makes for a more successful child, in our opinion. Way to build self-esteem, and a healthy body, too.
ATV obstacle course TheZone summer camp
We go to the nth degree to give our campers novel, exciting experiences. This will be a summer they will never forget.
ATV TheZone summer camp
No words necessary. Happiness. It’s written all over his face.
girlfriends pose at TheZone summer camp
Every one of our campers is royalty to us, even when they aren’t wearing crowns. Look at them posing for the camera. You can see they’re having a blast.
hot air balloon
This is not something every kid gets to experience. But TheZone is like that, always looking for unforgettable, out-of-the-box activities. 
hot air balloon with passengers at TheZone summer camp
Up, up and away in a beautiful balloon. No doubt these campers never dreamed this could be.
girls raft at TheZone summer camp
Water sports are always a fun time. We have our own lakes! So nice for city kids. Especially in the wide open, natural setting of our campgrounds.
friends at TheZone summer camp
BFFs? It’s been known to happen, courtesy of a summer at TheZone.
Performance at TheZone summer camp
Coming out of your shell to perform on a stage is the kind of thing that happens away from home and school.
playground at TheZone summer camp
Fun and friends. A good combination.
swimming at TheZone summer camp
Those joy-filled smiles are the real deal. Anyone can see they’re having a great time and making good friends, too.
paddle wheel boat at TheZone summer camp
Sweet smiles, sweet friends, and water sports equal a really good time!
zipline at TheZone summer camp
Daring to ride the zipline for the first time–across a lake–was a challenge, but this youngster took the challenge, and was glad he did!

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