The 11th annual Camp Connect kicked off on Aug. 1 and plenty of County employees were on hand volunteering their time during the four-day event.
Hosted by HHSA Child Welfare Services, in partnership with local non-profit Promises2Kids, 119 youth in foster care from San Diego County and surrounding counties participated in the camp that reunites siblings that live in separate homes.
The youth were able to spend their time in the mountains of Julian engaging in activities such as swimming, horseback riding, rock climbing and zip lining. This year’s theme was “Out of this World” and incorporated outer space into the activities.
Volunteers for the event are critical to the success of the program. Many County employees from Child Welfare Services, Public Health Services and Human Resources participated, along with members of the community.
If you are interested in volunteering for a future Camp Connect or one of the many year-round activities, please contact Margo Fudge at (858) 616-5989 for more information.