Geauga County Job and Family Services puts a high priority on keeping kids active throughout the year, and particularly during the summer months with fun, educational and enriching activities.
Because many of the families we work with are not in a position to afford such an expense, the Summer Camp and Enrichment Program offers low income children in Geauga County and our foster children an opportunity to experience summer camp or other enrichment activities. Geauga County Job and Family Services collaborates with various area camps including Hiram House, Camp Whitewood, Camp Burton, Geauga YMCA, and the Geauga Park District’s Chip Henry Institute for Outdoor Adventure as well as other regional camps. Many camps offer discounts to the Summer Camp and Enrichment Program allowing donations to go further to serve more kids. Because of our collaboration these camps, a donation of $100.00 can provide a child with a week of camp.
In addition to camps, the program assists children with fees for enrichment activities such as music lessons, art lessons, school field trips, gymnastic lessons, swimming lessons, and pay to participate fees for after school sports.
This program is funded solely by community members who recognize the importance of providing kids with structured, meaningful activities. Last year the program served over 120 children.
If you would like more information regarding the application process, please contact Sara Shininger at 440-285-9141, ext. 1263. People wishing to make a tax deductible donation to the Summer Camp and Enrichment Program should make their check payable to Special Services of Geauga County. Checks can be mailed to Geauga County Job and Family Services, PO Box 309, Chardon, OH 44024.