Shelter Neck Summer Youth Camp Scholarship Fund

Shelter Neck Summer Youth Camp Scholarship Fund

Crowdfunding Completed: July 12, 2018

Amount Funded: $225

Project Owner: Shelter Neck Summer Youth Camp

Short Description of Project

Help support UU youth attend faith-based summer camp

How was this project connected to UU?

Shelter Neck is operated by the Universalist Convention of North Carolina, Incorporated (UCONCI). Shelter Neck is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Alliance of Camps and Conference Centers. The UU congregations of Central and Eastern NC have hosted retreats, sent youth to summer camp, and adults to our volunteer workdays regularly. Shelter Neck has been a second home to many Unitarian Universalists over the last 100+ years. Central to our operating model is the 1st Principle; we seek to affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and Shelter Neck Summer Youth Camp emphasizes the worth and dignity of our youth and their relationships with one another and with their elders. We firmly believe that each child has as much (if not more) to teach those of us who have aged out of childhood as we have to teach them. It is our mission to build lasting relationships and connect UUs with one another and our heritage.

Full Description of Project

Shelter Neck Summer Youth Camp, located in Burgaw, NC, provides a haven for UU youth across the state to grow in their identity. Each summer, youth come together for an engaging week at our historic UU property. Camp is staffed by UU adults from several congregations, including religious educators, seminary students, former campers, and folks committed to ministering with children and youth. Campers' needs are at the top of our list, and providing a safe, fun, fulfilling and joyous experience is an endeavor that not every family can afford. Because of our commitment to UU youth, we provide generous scholarship funds to families who may not otherwise have the resources to send their child(ren) to camp. Please help us meet the needs of these families so that we can continue our mission and build fellowship.