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Send a Kid to Camp in its 8th year

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Swimming, canoeing, tennis and fun with friends are all sure signs of summer. La Fonda McWilliams-Wyatt recalls how big a role camp played in her goddaughter's  summer break in 2014.

"It was about filling that particular summer with so much that she could say that was the best summer ever." McWilliams -Wyatt said.

She was able to help her get a scholarship to go to camp through the Send a Kid to Camp program.

Send a Kid to Camp is in its eighth year. It's a partnership with Radio One and the enRichmond Foundation. It's open to children living in the city of Richmond. But your donations are needed to keep the program going.

"It's important to be able to keep them out of trouble during the summer months and through our Great Escape program we're keeping them engaged," said Tamara Jenkins of Richmond Parks and Recreation.

The Camp Programs last nine weeks and the cost for one child is $250.

But the donation is whatever you are able to give.

McWilliams-Wyatt knows first hand what a difference camp camp can make.

" I wanted her summer to be filled with things to do that there wasn't the opportunity to say I'm bored," she said.

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