Summer camp comes to a close


The summer season was celebrated recently at the Worthy Boys and Girls Camp that wrapped up the year with an open house attended by Family Trust.

The camp, conducted by volunteers from the Rock Hill Police Department, hosted about 160 kids during its five-week run this summer. Three one-week sessions were conducted for boys; two, one-week sessions were conducted for girls.

Campers would arrive at the 48-acre camp in southeast Rock Hill at 7:30 a.m. on Mondays and leave Friday afternoon. In between they’re treated to swimming, boating with the York County Sheriff’s Lake Enforcement Unit, soccer classes from players with the Global Premier Soccer League, first aid classes, and a visit by the police department’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team. Participation is free and campers often receive toiletries and other supplies.

The camp is one of four non-profit organizations selected by the Family Trust Employee Fundraising Committee to receive proceeds from candy and stuffed animal sales in the branches. Other recipients are the Adult Enrichment Center in Fort Mill, Tender Hearts in York, and Rideability, a horseback therapy program in Clover.

See more photos of this summer’s Worthy Boys and Girls Camp.