Today was perfect weather for the little children, ages 4 to 9, “Camp Reach For the Sky” event.
The girl’s were meticulous in searching for just the right Treasure Bag and Honorary Optimist Hat that appealed to them. The boy’s wasted no time selecting their gifts. They grabbed a Treasure Bag, and a Hat in record time.
It is wonderful to see the children enjoying themselves, making new friends, out in the fresh air having fun, just being a kid, and taking a very special break from the hospital routine. Each child is referred to camp by their Physician. There is always a Doctor and Nurse on duty at the camp.
I love hearing the children’s laughter and seeing their smiles. The counselor’s are so amazing with the children, and keep them busy having fun.
So, you are probably wondering where are the pictures of the children! We must adhere to the privacy laws pertaining to the children. I have to select the pictures taken by our very own photographer Kris (El Cajon Club,) and send them to the Seany Foundation, they ask the parents for permission for me to share the children’s pictures with you. Then they place a special stamp on the pictures that have received parental written permission, and send them back to me.
The pictures will be for FOR YOUR EYES ONLY and cannot be shared on any Social or Public Media.
This will take a few weeks. I will share them with you when I receive the approved list.
1. Diana Drummey, District Optimist Governor, “Yoda” Camp Director, Audrey presenting $1,000.00 check to sponsor two children for a week of camp from the DMSB Optimist Club.
My wonderful, dedicated committee members for over 13 years – David Eller, my #1 Helper, Kris Valentino (El Cajon Club.) Emy and Sid Schneider, DMSB Club, Dorothy Baker, Oceanside Club.
2. Steve Aka as Stibo, Head Boys Counselor, and myself Aka as AHDREE
3. Back Row: David Eller, Sid Schneider, Judy Trendel, DMSB Club President, Kris Valentino, El Cajon Club.
Front Row: Diana Drummey, District Governor, Me, Emy Schneider, Dorothy Baker, President,Oceanside Club.
4. Thank you plaque: Signed by the Staff and Counselors.
My gratitude to EVERYONE who supports our special “Covers With Love” Childhood Cancer Campaign projects.