On October 15th, Fugees Family will be riding in Spin For Kids to raise money for Camp Twin Lakes, an incredible organization that provides camp programs for children with serious illnesses, disabilities, and other life challenges. In 2016, Camp Twin Lakes served over 10,000 campers, levereged support from 3,500 volunteers, and subsidized 70% ($550/week) of the direct camp costs for every camper served.
Why We Ride
Each year, over spring break, Camp Twin Lakes hosts Fugees Academy, for a life-changing two days and two nights. Fugees Academy is a tuition-free, private school for refugee students from around the world. Our spring break trip to Camp Twin Lakes is one of the biggest highlights of our student's experiences. Here are some reflections on Camp Twin Lakes from some of our students:
“Before Camp Twin Lakes, I was afraid of heights and I could not swim. Now, I climb and I’m even a good swimmer. Camp also lets us be in the country with the crickets and cows and quiet.”--Asad, Grade 11
“I love the food, the rock climbing, the zipline, the archery, the fishing, and canoeing!”-Sweet December, Grade 11
“The counselors are very kind and teach us about farming and art. And we get to climb into a treehouse and play the drums as loud as we want!” --Agina, Grade 10
“Camp gives us a chance to be ourselves and interact outside of school and soccer. We learn about botany, ride a giant swing, and get closer as classmates.”-Hawrra, Grade 11
With every dollar donated, a new memory can be created at Camp Twin Lakes for Fugee Academy students. Every $550 our team raises funds one week of camp for a Camp Twin Lakes camper. Our goal of $20,000 will cover the costs of our boys and girls camps.
During their time at Camp, Fugees conquer their fear of the zip line, discover hidden archery talents, learn how to swim in our accessible pool, and experience an adventure with classmates and friends outside the normal routines of school and soccer.
Camp Twin Lakes gives our students an opportunity to experience and foster new curiosities, friendships, and challenges.
Why You Should Sponsor Our Team
100% of the money you donate goes directly to students at Fugees Academy, a tuition-free, private school for refugee students, to stay at Camp Twin Lakes. Your gift will make a difference in our student's life! We're taking this ride together and we hope you'll join us!