A little girl was rolling down the grassy hill. She was about to get up to do it again when a second girl rolled right on past her. Not to be bested, she launched into another roll to reach her friend further down the hill. The two laughed as they stopped at the bottom avoiding a final roll into the pond.
A typical day of play? Maybe. But for these girls, it was the first time they had ever seen such a big, grassy hill. It was the first time they were surrounded by nature and not by concrete. It was the first time they left the city to venture out into the country – to Camp Conquest, a Grace Brethren retreat center in Lancaster County, Pa.
At Camp Conquest, a simple campfire with loving counselors allows children to develop healthy relationships giving them the confidence to become the leaders of their generation.
But sadly, many children cannot afford a week of summer camp. And that is the camp is partnering with the Extra-Ordinary Give on November 20. Every dollar given to Camp Conquest on November 20 goes directly into the camp Scholarship Endowment; that money is only used to bring financially needy children to camp.
The Extra-Ordinary Give is an effort of the Lancaster County Community Foundation.