Gates County, NC – In a heartwarming act of generosity, Gates County Community Partnership recently donated funds that will provide scholarships for children to attend the highly anticipated Summer Hoopla camp for free.

Summer Hoopla, a four-week summer camp for students ages 7 to 12, is set to take place from July 8th to August 1st at the Gates County Community Center. The engaging program is a collaborative effort between the Gates County Community Center, Gates County 4-H, and Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. The camp promises an array of enriching activities that will stimulate creativity, curiosity, and adventure among young participants.

The camp’s schedule is packed with diverse themes, ensuring a comprehensive and exciting experience for every child. Week 1 is Arts, Crafts, and Theatre, Week 2 is S.T.E.M., Week 3 is Sports, and Week 4 is Nature.

Additionally, campers will embark on numerous exciting day trips, which include visits to the Gates County Public Library, ECSU Planetarium, Merchants Millpond, a Norfolk Tides baseball game, and the 4-H Eastern Center. These outings are designed to complement the camp’s weekly themes and provide hands-on learning experiences.

“At Gates County Community Partnership, we believe that every child deserves the opportunity to explore, learn, and grow. Summer Hoopla is a fantastic program that enriches our children’s lives by combining education with fun, and we are proud to support this initiative with these scholarships,” stated Benjamin C. Saunders, Jr., President, Gates County Community Partnership.

With this donation, Gates County Community Partnership not only helps alleviate financial constraints for families but also ensures that more children have the chance to experience the joys and educational benefits that Summer Hoopla provides. This act of kindness and community spirit highlights the ongoing commitment of local organizations to the development and well-being of Gates County’s youth.