Summer Camp was started in the summer of 1991 by Rev. Janet Ott, founder of Stewpot Children Youth Services, to fill the needs of neighborhood children flocking to Stewpot around lunchtime. Wanting to give them a safe, loving environment to call their own, she started summer camp in a field across the street from the original Stewpot building. With just a ball, a cooler full of popsicles and her children and friends to help, the Stewpot Recreational Summer Camp became a reality. The program, which started with little more than 30 children, has now grown to more than 200 children each summer.
Most of our campers would be spending the long, hot summer days alone at home or in the streets if it wasn’t for Stewpot Summer Camp. We provide a place for them that’s safe and exciting. Campers participate in at least one field trip a week at no cost to their parents. Campers are also provided a light breakfast, two snacks, and a nutritious lunch every day. The campers are even sent home with extra food on Fridays to make sure they have enough throughout the weekend for themselves and their families. Mini Art Camps and Sports Camps allow them to explore their creativity and, of course, have fun. Book Clubs and garden projects even sneak a little learning in through the summer.
Because they live in the poorest community in the Metro area many of them rarely leave the confines of their neighborhoods. Summer Camp becomes their portal to the world. Field trips to local museums, parks, movies, sporting events, and plays broaden their worldview and expose them to new ideas.
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