PB & J Leadership Camp is a non-profit high energy week-long program dedicated to teaching the youth of our community the skills needed to avoid negative lifestyle choices and instead become productive leaders in our society. Through what we call “Positive-peer pressure,” With a 32 year history, PB & J allows young people the opportunity to empower themselves to actually be part of the solution; camp promotes group building, the development of self-esteem, and instills in the student the responsibility of being a positive role model.
A large part of operation costs for the camp (second only to renting the campground itself) is providing food for 90 hungry teenagers plus staff for a week. The company that sponsored our food purchase last year just informed us that they are not going to be able to do the same for 2019 as they had originally stated. This leaves us with a panic situation and less than six weeks to find a funding source for the food.
We try to keep the price of attending as low as possible so parents can afford it. In turn, No one on staff is paid anything (everyone volunteers) - all of the money raised goes directly into the camp and its operations. This is why we rely so heavily on donations.
Camp begins on July 3, 2019, so funds must be secured by June 19, 2019, so we have the time to order and pay for the food. Without the food, we can't have a camp, so this crowd-funding opportunity is vital to ensuring the kids have a camp to attend this year - thank you so much in advance for any help you can provide!