Once again the Trust was able to join with the Homeless Children's Foundation and sponsor 12 students from the Hope for Families Center to participate in the Spring Adventure Camp in Flroida.
The Cameron Bespolka Trust partnered with the Homeless Children’s Foundation and sponsored 11 homeless children in “ Florida” to attend a Nature Camp during March Spring Break.
These children live in homeless shelters, cars, motels and bounce from house to house. The most recent data that was released in 2016 reported 265 homeless children in Indian River County.
This camp was held in the first National Wildlife Reserve in the USA, namely Pelican Island. Children hiked and learned about the history of the national wildlife reserve. The Reserve is home to over 140 species of birds and they were fortunate enough to see and identify 39 species during their week. They also saw 42 alligators, 2 sharks, several dolphins, made camp fires and kayaked in the lagoon.
“Spring Break is a difficult week for parents because they cannot afford a camp or babysitter. This camp offers these children an opportunity to be outside and enjoy many activities. We are so grateful for this incredible opportunity” says Hannah Trodglen, Executive Director of the Homeless Children’s Foundation.