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Galloway Ridge Hosts “Growing Together” Summer Camp

Our friends and neighbors at Galloway Ridge are hosting groups of children from Siler City’s Boys & Girls Club for mini camps this summer. Fearrington Village is proud to partner for these special sessions. Thanks to Galloway Ridge resident Bob Holton and all the other volunteers who are making these fun summer camps possible!  Bob Holton shared more with us about the summer fun and Galloway Ridge’s community engagement…

Galloway Ridge’s Community Engagement Committee works to support Chatham County in many ways. Last year, we gave 14 scholarships to employees totaling $45,000. Our Charitable Fund supported 17 Chatham charities in the amount of $80,000.
The Committee was looking for a project that would include employees and residents with a local charity. We discovered that the Boys & Girls Club in Siler City has a summer camp program with 125 campers, but they have no community pool in Siler City, so no swimming for those campers. Galloway has the DCFL pool, so we decided to put together a program called “Growing Together” in which 13 campers would come twice a week, with three different groups of campers for a total of 39.
Their program consists of games, cooking instruction, then fixing their lunch, history of Jordan Lake, a pontoon boat ride on Jordan Lake, art project, pinewood derby car decorating, swimming, visit to the Fearrington Farm animals and Laura’s special treat of ice cream. And a dinner a Ebenezer Pavilion at Jordan Lake before the boat ride.
There have been over 30 residents working with over 15 staffers to host this program. Another example of Galloway Ridge giving back to the community.
There will be a reception for campers and their families at the end of the summer so they  can see their artwork and take it home, the pinewood cars will be run down the race track provided by Cub Pack 924 from First United Methodist Church in Siler City, and each camper will receive a certificate of participation.

To learn more about the Boys & Girls Club of NC, click here.