While their friends are trying to sink a golf ball, younger participants in Camp Hope will be off on a scavenger hunt for a number of prizes. Camp organizers are seeking volunteers for both the golf outing and the hunt, which are scheduled for Wednesday, June 20.
Camp Hope, an annual week-long event in Barton County, is designed for children who have had or do have cancer.
“Our golf tournament has been popular for many years, especially for the older kids,” Coordinator Jane Isern said. “But this year we wanted to offer something special for the youngsters.”
The scavenger hunt is designed for children 9 and younger, who will search for goodies around the driving range, swimming pool and grounds at Stone Ridge Golf Club in Great Bend. It will begin at 10 a.m. and at least 10 volunteers are needed to accompany the children. A $15 fee covers lunch at Stone Ridge for the volunteer and a child.
The shotgun-start golf tournament is set for 9 a.m. and at least 36 volunteers are needed; each is asked to pay $30. This fee covers lunch for the volunteer and one camper, and the cost of cart rental.
“Our Camp Hope events have been so successful over the years directly because of our volunteers,” Isern commented. “We trust that local and area residents will come through for us again.
“If you talk to any of our past volunteers, I think they will tell similar stories about this special day,” Isern added. “Spending time with these great kids is so rewarding. The adults benefit from the day just as much as the campers do.”
To volunteer or donate to Camp Hope, contact Isern by calling 620-792-5388.