How can you help?  Scroll down for Camp Ruggles’ “wish list.”

George M. Jacques Campership Fund

Nearly ninety percent of Camp Ruggles’ campers, boys and girls ages 6-12,  receive either free or reduced lunch.   The majority also come from single parent homes or group homes.  Accordingly, most of their families cannot even provide modest contributions to camper fees.  Since our inception, we are proud to say  no eligible camper has been turned away because of his/her inability to pay.
Established in 2009, The George M. Jacques Campership Fund honors the 38 years of service by the former Executive Director. Donations to our campership fund provide assessment, counseling, case management, recreation activities, transportation, breakfast, lunch and snacks for under-privileged campers whose families and guardians cannot meet the cost of camp fees.  Annual philanthropic support for camperships from foundations, individuals and cities and towns help defray the cost of camp fees.
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Thank you for your generous support!  All donations and support are greatly appreciated!



Wish List Items for Camp Ruggles

If you would like to donate to camp, these are some of the things we could use the most:
Food Program Supplies			
Popcorn					       
Chips					       
Pretzels					       
Goldfish					       
Cookies				                
Juice boxes				      					
Plastic spoons/forks			       
Napkins					    		      				       
Gatorade
Ice pops 
Bottled water 
Ice cream sundae supplies

Art + Crafts/Office Supplies
Cereal
Markers
Crayons
Construction Paper
Copy paper
Zip lock bags
Craft items- glitter, pop sickle sticks…
Paper plates
Paint
Storage bins
Clipboards
Plastic Storage
Beads
Containers

Program Supplies/Special Activities
Medical supplies – band aids,  anti-bacterial soap/sanitizer
Sun tan lotion
Bug spray
Board games, cards, rainy day activities (used or new)
T-Shirts for a tie dye
Staff T-shirts
Back packs for campers that do not have them
Programs to come into camp (Zoo mobile, theater groups, regal reptiles…)
Cotton candy machine 
Karaoke Machine
Popcorn maker 
Bounce house or slide rentals
Clothes and towel- bathing suits, shirts, shorts, shoes, hats…
Table clothes
Recreational equipment- balls, Frisbees, footballs…
Used computers
Kids DVD’s/videos
Cleaning supplies- rubber gloves, bleach, paper towels
Musical Instruments




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