Friday, July 6, 2012

Summer Camp Inspires Future Olympian

Summer is here and Girl Scouts’ Camp Foxtail is filled with the laughter of hundreds of girls.  Many of us share fond childhood memories of summer camp – making new friends, sleeping in bunk beds, day hikes, campfires, and my favorite… s’mores.

"I'm so glad Girl Scouts got me started
on this great sport... I want to go to the
Olympics and compete in archery." - Zoey
I recently met an inspirational young lady who has a special connection to Camp Foxtail.  Zoey attended her first camp session two years ago at age 8.  While at Camp Foxtail, Zoey discovered a love of archery.  Two camp seasons later, Zoey is taking private lessons and honing her archery skills in hopes of one day making it to the Olympics.  Just think - the tradition of summer fun at camp sparked the hopes and dreams of a future Olympian.  One day we’ll all say, “We knew Zoey when she was a Girl Scout at Camp Foxtail”.  Summer camp is a place where girls like Zoey can express themselves, discover their own abilities, and enjoy the summer fun of being a kid!

Later this month, Zoey will be back at Camp Foxtail having fun with her friends and honing her archery skills.  But for many girls and their families, summer camp is still beyond their financial reach.  This year we received requests for financial aid from more than 75 girls in Southern Nevada who, by no fault of their own, simply cannot afford to attend camp.  I’m hopeful you will join me in making a gift to camp by using the enclosed donation card or visiting us online at  Together we can Send Her to Camp!

Click here to read more about Zoey in a story on the Las Vegas Review Journal website.

Kindest Regards,

Emily Smith
Chief Marketing & Development Officer
Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada

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