The 2019 MVCA camp staff “gave back” this summer. Sixteen counselors, assistants and directors made donations totaling $150 to the American Cancer Society for breast cancer research.
What started as a discussion about staff T-shirts grew into a creative service project. For a voluntary donation, each member of the staff designed his or her own pink tie-dye shirt. Camp Musconetcong Director Lindsey Cramer headed the project which was done during the camp day. “We explained what we were doing and why, and our campers loved the designs we came up with.”
MVCA Director Andi Huber has supported the staff in their efforts. “Almost everyone today is touched somehow by breast cancer. One of our counselors’ mom is a survivor of the disease. This was a great way for them to raise awareness and have fun at the same time. They are good role models for the children by giving back for a great cause.”
The Musconetcong Valley Community Association has held summer camp programs for 23 years at Rock Spring Park in Long Valley. The non-profit organization also offers school-age childcare, after-school theater, babysitting instruction and other programs throughout the year.