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Newton Noon Kiwanis supports summer camp in a box

Newton Noon Kiwanis announced they again are sponsoring the Jasper County Conservation summer camp programs this year. This year due to the coronavirus pandemic JCC rolled out summer camp in a box.
Newton Noon Kiwanis announced they again are sponsoring the Jasper County Conservation summer camp programs this year. This year due to the coronavirus pandemic JCC rolled out summer camp in a box.

While the Jasper County Conservation summer camp programs will look a little different this year, the Newton Noon Kiwanis announced they will again sponsor the program this year.

For the last four years the Newton Noon Kiwanis has been a sponsor of Jasper County Conservation summer camp programs. Again, this year Newton Noon Kiwanis announced they will support the summer camp program again this year while it is summer camp in a box.

“It’s focused on youth and that’s our focus and so we decided we wanted to put some of our resources there to help them each year,” Newton Noon Kiwanis member Bob Lane said.

The relationship between JCC and the Newton Noon Kiwanis is an important one for being able to put the summer camps on each year. It also allows for exposure for both of the organizations and what they do.

“We feel really blessed and grateful to know that we just have continued support from the Newton Noon Kiwanis but not only the Kiwanis but the community for wanting to actually have these boxes,” JCC conservation assistant Jade Read said.

The camps prove popular each year as they see roughly several hundred kids each year for summer camps where JCC staff get to interact with and teach with the support and help of the Newton Noon Kiwanis along with other community support.

“Without their sponsorship we wouldn’t have the funding to be able to do our summer camps,” Read said.

Even though the summer camps will come in a box this year this will allow for entire families to participate in the experience. Organizations are having to come up with different ideas to continue to reach their audiences during these trying times.

“I think it is fantastic that they have figured out how to do this ... Super idea I think,” Lane said.

Newton Noon Kiwanis and JCC share some of the same goals when it comes to doing things for the youth throughout the county. Whether that be through programs in the schools JCC does a lot for Jasper County youth.

“I didn’t see any reason not to support them ... I was so pleased that they came up with a way of reaching the kids,” Lane said.

For those still interested in getting a box there are still boxes available after the initial wave of registration. Visit signupgenius.com/go/9040b4aabab2ca6fd0-summer to register for camp boxes. May boxes are sold out.

“At this point we just want to get the boxes out there,” Read said.

Contact Dustin Teays at 641-792-3121 ext. 6533 or dteays@newtondailynews.com

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