UPPER SALFORD, Pa. (CBS) – A summer camp for underprivileged kids in Montgomery County may have to close its doors this summer because of a lack of funding.
Camp Rainbow has been around for nearly six decades, giving children who wouldn’t normally have a chance to go to camp a summer experience they’ll remember for a lifetime. But this year, the 19 acres of land along the Perkiomen Creek in Upper Salford may be shuttered because private donations have been decreasing.
“Some of the sponsorships have dropped off and we really need some assistance from some corporate sponsors or private donors to be able to maintain this experience for children because we offer this at a very little cost, if any, to our children,” Board President Shellie Feola said.
The camp combines traditional summer activities like swimming, outdoor games and arts and crafts with social learning skills and community responsibility. The county provides $50,000, but that’s less than half what it takes to run the camp.
Reported by Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio