CFWT Grant Story: High Point Village
With a grant from the Community Foundation of West Texas, High Point Village funded its WILD about INCLUSION Summer of Fun program. The organization wrote: “The WILD about INCLUSION Summer of Fun grant changed the lives of our Villagers because they were able to attend meaningful summer programs that allowed our Villagers to safely engage in the community, explore their surroundings, and experience true friendship this summer.”
High Point Village hosted several different camps last summer. A High Point Village employee further explains each camp: “At Art Camp, the Villagers’ artistic talents shined through during each of their paintings. At Camp Abilities, Villagers participated in crafts, recreational activities, team building, group games, preparing their own snacks, and they even had a water day! While at Sports Camp Villagers spent time learning about basketball, soccer, cheer, and bowling. Each Villager had a blast becoming an expert at dribbling and shooting the basketball. Everyone's favorite camp this summer was Camp High Point. This camp allowed Villagers to have a real overnight summer camp experience! Each Villager that attended Camp High Point got to participate in a variety of adventures including canoeing, hiking, arts and crafts, nature exploration, worship, recreational games, swimming, fishing, and more. Additionally, Villagers enrolled in the day programs Reach High and Dream Big got to participate in fun summer activities. They attended movies and ate at restaurants that allowed them to practice ordering and use life skills. They also went swimming at Texas Tech to cool off after a busy day of learning at High Point Village."
A total of 51 Villagers participated in the day program summer activities and 71 in summer camps. The nonprofit said the grant "allowed our Villagers and their families an opportunity to participate in summer programming at a very affordable cost, and the programs provided more than just engaging activities for the summer, it also gave families much-needed respite and peace of mind.”
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