USDA News Release

June 21, 2016

The Summer Camp is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge. These meals will be funded by the USDA Summer Food Service program. To be eligible for this funding, campers must meet the income guidelines for reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program. Income guidelines can be found by clicking here. Children who are part of households that receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) benefits or benefits under the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) are automatically eligible to receive free meals. 

Acceptance and participation requirements for the Program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. 

To file a complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027), found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested on the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. 

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

1) Mail:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250-9410

2) Fax: (202) 690-7422

3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov

The Summer Camp is an equal opportunity provider. 

Join Us Thursday, April 7, 2016 In NYC!

You are invited to join us for an evening of camp fun, raffles, prizes, snacks and an open bar on Thursday, April 7 from 7-9:30 PM at The Wooly, located at 11 Barclay Street, New York, NY 10007. This event is being hosted by TSC events committee to help raise funds for our 2016 camperships. Tickets are $65 purchased in advance or $75 at the door. Click here if you'd like to attend!

2015: A year of partnerships and growth

In 2015 we partnered with many new individuals and organizations to create a memorable and empowering summer experience. We invite you to learn about the success of 2015 by reading our 2015 Fall Newsletter

Help secure our 2016 Camperships

The Summer Camp is being recognized by Town and Country Federal Credit Union as one of the 25 most innovative charities supporting local communities in Southern Maine. They are giving away $25,000 to eight charitable causes in southern Maine. Please is it http://www.tcfcu.com/better-neighbor-fund.html click on the vote now button around the center of the page and vote for The Summer Camp.  The only limitations are, you can only vote once per day until October 31st and you have to have a Facebook account. Thank you for helping us by voting and encouraging your friends and families to vote as well. We appreciate your support.

2015 Spring Social

On April 2, 2015 the TSC events committee, led by Lindsay Blitstein and David Gruber,  hosted a magnificent event at the Michael Rosenfeld Gallery in celebration of The Summer Camp's upcoming 30th season.  Approximately 250 friends joined in the festivities to raise more than $14,000!  A huge THANK YOU to halley harrisburg and Michael Rosenfeld who generously offered their space and services to TSC and to the entire TSC events committee who worked hard to ensure the night was a great success.

2014 Spring Social

In April, more than 100 young professionals joined us at Knoll, Inc. in NYC for a “Night at Camp”. An evening of camp reminiscing and fun helped us raise more than $6,000 toward our 2014 camperships. A generous donor matched each donation!

Summer Campers Meet with the WNBA

New York City Summer Campers and their families were offered a special treat this summer, thanks to one of our generous board members. On August 12th, a group of campers and their families gathered to spend the evening at Madison Square Garden watching the WNBA NY Liberty vs. Phoenix Mercury. For almost all of our families, this was a first trip to Madison Square Garden. They enjoyed watching the warm-ups courtside, eating dinner at the MSG, experiencing the excitement of the game and meeting the players after the game for autographs.

2014 TSC Board Retreat

During our third session, The Summer Camp Board of Directors ventured to camp in Washington, Maine to shadow our campers and gain insight into their camp experiences. While there, they visited with new and returning campers. Counselors-In-Training excitedly shared their favorite TSC memories and the most impactful moments of their camp lives. This retreat was great for board members to personally see the difference their commitment to camp makes as well familiarize them with the every day camp operations to better prepare for the years ahead.

Download our fall 2014 newsletter to read more...

 

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