6/18/2014 4:43 PM
by Rachael Cardin
BECKWITH - For 33 years underprivileged kids in Fayette County have been able to enjoy a week of summer camp for free, thanks to volunteers.
Camp Kismet is a week long summer camp run by the Fayette County Volunteers and their goal is to give kids a summer experience they might never have otherwise. Camp Director Mike Bone said kids range from 5 to 12 and come from all over the county to engage in fun activities at the 4-H club in Beckwith. Throughout the week these children have been able to swim, hike, fish, do crafts, go on nature walks, sit around the bonfire and even have an 'end of the week' dance. Bone said at the end of camp each child receives a backpack, which are filled with donated necessity items. 100 percent of these items are given to local children. Bone said he hopes to see the camp's continued success.
"We hope for no rain and we just want to continue in the direction that were going. The main thing is the kids, allowing them to have fun, and to keep growing the camp,” said Bone.
The camp continues through this week and Fayette County Volunteers said they are always looking for extra help. Anyone interested can call 304-222-0629.