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Grant Allows Girls to Experience Summer Camp

July 26, 2011

Girls are joining in the fun and adventure at summer camp thanks to a $10,000 grant received from a Fairfield County Community Foundation-Donor Advised Fund.

The grant is providing thirty six-girls the opportunity to attend Camp Candlewood in New Fairfield, CT. The camp runs programming which emphasizes water activities — with all levels of sailing, canoeing, sail-boarding, kayaking, and swim lessons available. It also offers a progressive campcraft program for all girls and extended backpacking and canoe trips for older girls. Girls will not only learn how to tie knots, paddle a canoe, and pitch tents, but they will gain skills including teamwork, leadership, and independence.

For many girls, summer camp opens up possibilities for new opportunities that they may not experience otherwise. According to the American Camp Association, camp connects children to nature and creates authentic relationships that afford friendships, understanding, and appreciation for one another and the global community. With continuing support from the Fairfield County Community Foundation, Girl Scouts of Connecticut can provide even more girls with these unique, life-changing summer programs.

About Fairfield County Community Foundation

The Fairfield County Community Foundation promotes the growth of community and regional philanthropy to improve the quality of life throughout Fairfield County. Individuals, families, corporations and organizations can establish charitable funds and contribute to existing funds. The Foundation also provides philanthropic advisory services, and develops and leads initiatives to tackle critical community issues. It is in compliance with the Council on Foundations’ national standards for community foundations. The Foundation has awarded over $123 million in grants to nonprofits in Fairfield County and beyond. For more information, visit

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