Friends of Camp Concord

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Friends of Camp Concord (FOCC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving underserved children in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area by providing a premium camp experience at the Camp Concord property in South Lake Tahoe.

Each year, Friends of Camp Concord provides financial support to bring youth and families from a wide variety of low income or underserved populations to Camp Concord. Below is a summary of the Organizations that we work with to provide camperships via the FOCC Scholarship Program. Make your contribution today and help keep camp available to underserved children and families in the SF Bay Area.

Friends of Camp Concord (FOCC) fulfills its mission by working closely with the City of Concord and Camp Concord. FOCC sends hundreds of kids from all over the Bay Area to camp as well as makes improvements to Camp Concord. FOCC has partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs Contra Costa, the Mount Diablo C.A.R.E.S. After School Program, Junior Giants and CASA of Contra Costa County to give kids ages 8 – 14 a chance to experience camp and all it has to offer. FOCC has made major improvements to Youth Camp including a remodel of the lower bathhouse, rebuilding of the deck, provided all new archery equipment and replacement of many canoes.

Organizations Who Receive Scholarships

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Serving Low-Income At-Risk Youths beginning in 2012

4 nights, 5 days Annually

The Junior Giants is a non-competitive, co-ed and free baseball program that serves nearly 25,000 boys and girls in 90 cities each summer. In 2011, Friends of Camp Concord came to the Junior Giants looking for a youth serving group to partner with. For the last 8 years, FOCC and the Junior Giants have been working together to send very deserving kids from underserved communities to experience an authentic South Lake Tahoe adventure. This year, with the help of the Giants Community Fund and generous scholarships from FOCC, 80 Junior Giants between the ages of 10 to 15 were able to travel to Camp Concord completely free of charge. Junior Giants players from nine different leagues were invited to attend and participated in traditional camp activities and anti-bulling exercises in partnership with Soul Shoppe.

mt diablo cares

Served over 1000 low income (free and reduced lunch) students

Elementary School Weekend – 80 students and Staff for 2 nights, 3 days annually

Middle School Week – Approximately 40 Students and Staff for 4 nights 5 days annually.

The Mt. Diablo Collaborative for Academics, Recreation & Enrichment for Students (CARES) After School Program provides academic, recreational and enrichment activities for children and their families after traditional school hours. The staff is committed to ensuring that the after school children have safe environments, caring adult supervision and expanded learning experiences. Components of the program include standards based education, homework help/tutoring, recreation, sports, enrichment activities (computers, crafts, special interest classes), nutrition and fitness, cultural activities, drug/violence education, and intervention (additional academic support for targeted students).

The CARES After School Program is a well-established program with strong support from our community partners as well as from our school sites and administration. It is a unique collaborative between the Mt Diablo Unified School District, City of Concord Recreation & Parks and Bay Area Community Resources, who all serve overlapping populations. CARES is a part of the state-wide initiative Nutrition Education Learning Leadership Community (NELLC) identifying exemplary practices in nutrition in After School Programs. Financially CARES is supported by over eighteen funding sources including grants from both state and city initiatives.

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