We had to share some sad news. Kids from four children's homes had May 28th and June 5th circled on their calendars for months, the dates of this year's On River Time camps. COVID-19 has forced us to make the difficult decision to postpone our camps for this summer. For kids who have survived a difficult past, it's one more heartache, one more disappointment they are forced to face.
BUT HOPE IS NOT LOST.
We are working diligently to identify ways we can best serve these incredible and resilient kids. The Lodge at Palisades Creek has presented alternate dates for camp, possibly in October over fall break. For our seniors, we will work to include them in next year's camps if October isn't an option. Of course all of this is dependent on conditions. The kids' safety is, first and foremost, our primary concern.
Our deepest gratitude to Jo Anne Young, Denise Donohoo, Suzy Johnson, Shelvin Dear, Lucy Farmer, and Justin Hays for sharing their gifts and talents with the kids at Big Oak Ranch, Palmer Home, Still Creek Ranch, and Homes of Hope for Children. Here are the kids at Palmer Home learning how to draw flamingos with Mrs. Young.
We Need Your Help Now More Than Ever
Spring Donations We Counted On Did Not Happen.
You play a crucial role in providing hope for these children. You are our heroes who make the work we do possible. During this time of uncertainty, would you consider a recurring monthly gift of just $10 to help provide hope and healing to kids who survived abuse and neglect? Please click here to #Give10aMonth.
We made masks cool before they were required! On River Time camper and Big Oak Ranch graduate, Lorenza is seen here sporting a "Buff" during her day on the Snake River. Anglers often wear these neck gaiters to protect their face from the sun and cold temperatures on the water. The boys especially loved them! But Lorenza always looks beautiful and fashionable!