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The camp could not operate without the very special help and assistance of our volunteers. They are numerous; from maintenance support, to area church groups providing meals, to helping with crafts and playing games. Over 300 volunteers (averaging approximately 700 hours a year) give from the heart to make important things happen for these children last year. We are always looking for adult volunteers to help at camp. Teenage youth are also welcome to help out as long as they are accompanied by adult supervision. This is a great opportunity to get school volunteer hours.
On Fridays we take the campers fishing down in the shallow waters of our estuary. It takes many hands to help these little ones... and are they excited when they "catch a fish!!!"
Sponsorships are essential for our organization. It is a simple camp, but even simple ministries like Happy Sands requires a lot of planning, work, love, and of course financial resources. Happy Sands is blessed to be ecumenically sponsored and funded by area churches of different faiths, civic organizations, small businesses, as well as various individuals.
The cost of one child to attend camp is approximately $160.
Contributing sponsors may consider this cost to sponsor a child or a group of children.
Our Budget is approx. $34K a year. It pays for salaries, basic craft and operational supplies, administrative expenses, facility maintenance/improvements, and transportation. We are a non-profit/, tax-exempt 501©3 organization registered with the Florida Department of State and The Internal Revenue.
We have been incorporated since 1984 and designated as "An organization benefiting children".