Camp Happiness

The Jonathan "J-Mill" Miller Memorial Giving Fund of Lewiston, New York, is proud to become a new sponsor for Camp Happiness -- a traditional one-week day camp experience for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities from Niagara County. This innovative experience is offered at Camp Kenan on Lake Ontario through a collaborative effort of the Lockport Elks Lodge #41, the Lockport Family YMCA and Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara.

A $10,000 grant from the Elks National Foundation provided the start-up funding in 2008. From 2008 to 2011, the Elks National Foundation continued providing the majority of the funding for Camp Happiness. The JMill Fund responded to the funding need for 2012. Our donation will assist participants to enjoy activities including canoeing, archery, swimming, campfires, volleyball, and wall climbing. Donations also bring horticulture therapy and fine arts instruction to the campers; programs unique to Camp Happiness.

At the Fund, we understand that our sponsorship represents an important investment that enriches the lives of individuals with disabilities ranging in age from 10 to 90. While the camp happens only once a year, the achievements and memories are celebrated all year long by the participants,  employees and volunteers. We look forward to meeting everyone at camp this June! 

For more information and pictures from last year's camp click here Camp Happiness.

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