Trek 4 Kids Hike and Bike raises $67,000
It was wet, and it was cold, but still they came.
Nearly 90 community members hit the Iron Horse Trail on Saturday, May 6, 2017, to help raise funds to send children to weeklong, overnight summer camp — and they raised $67,000 while doing so!
The base of operations for Trek 4 Kids Hike and Bike 2017 was Thrift on Kent. There, volunteers prepped goody bags and snack packs for Trekkers, while participants enjoyed the musical stylings of Acoustic Steel, a steel drum band that set up in the lobby of Thrift on Kent.
This year’s goal is to send at least 130 children to one of several local camps — Camp McGovern, Hidden Acres and Camp Shalom — all of which had representatives on hand at Trek 4 Kids Hike and Bike.
Bastien, one of the campers who benefits from the summer camp sponsorship program, shared how being able to go to camp gives him a much-needed break and gives him a chance to build friendships and connections with other children his age.
On average, it costs $600 to equip and send one child to summer camp.
Donations are still being accepted to support this program, and can be made here:
To see more pictures of this year’s Trek 4 Kids Hike and Bike, visit our Facebook Page.