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Located in Angola, New York, the St. Vincent de Paul summer camp gives underprivileged youngsters, ages 9 - 12, the opportunity to interact with other children in a pleasant stress-free environment.

Children attending the camp come mostly from urban environments and are given the chance to learn about nature, experience the beauty of a warm summer sunset, the freedom of swimming in one of the Great Lakes and the excitement of making new friends.

In over 60 years of existence, the St. Vincent de Paul summer camp has been able to welcome more than 50,000 children to its 15 acres of God’s country.

Fortunately, the St. Vincent de Paul Society has been able to support the cost of maintaining the camp plus lodging, food, and transportation for the children. It is only with the support of Society members and concerned Society benefactors that these costs will continue to be met.

Camp Bar-B-Que

The Annual Summer Camp Bar-B-Que will be held on Sunday,
June 11, 2006
at the St. Vincent de Paul Society's Summer Camp in Angola.

Last year over $7,929 was raised by the Bar-B-Que. The proceeds of this dinner go right to the benefit of the Children's summer camp and the past dinners have helped pay for continuing improvements to the program and facilities that make up our Summer Camp.

As in the past, the event will be hosted by the Most Precious Blood conference in Angola, along with John Latimore & Family they will do an excellent job in making this event an enjoyable time for all. They have devoted a great amount of time and effort in preparing for this event. We appreciate their willingness to help again this summer. They believe in the camp program and the good that it does for children and their families. Your support shows your appreciation for this group's untiring efforts, as well as your support for the children's summer program.

Thanks!

This past spring a lot was accomplished towards preparing the camp for the season.

The following groups volunteered their services:

  • Gene Solomon – Painsville, Ohio
  • Plumbers of Lockport
  • Young Ladies of St. Mary’s of Lancaster
  • Boy Scout troop of Hamburg on the Lake
  • Catholic Alumni
  • Most Precious Blood – First Aid Clinic
  • Immaculate Conception Eden – Chaplin Cabin
  • St. Mary’s Lancaster – Maloney Cabin
  • St. Amelia – Dining Hall
  • St. Charles, Niagara Falls – Arts & Crafts Room – work & donation of money for lights, wiring of Arts & Crafts room and traverse wall.
  • Queen of Martyrs – Burgard Cabin
  • Christ the King – Duffy Cabin
  • St. Gregory the Great – Turner Cabin – work & $500 donation
  • St. John the Baptist Boston – Allen Cabin

Community Correctional Service Crew – from Gowanda:

  • Reinforced and braced up the interstructure of the roof in the Dining Hall.
  • Put a new 3 in 1 shingle roof on the dining hall
  • Put a new ceiling in the kitchen area of the dining hall
  • Put up new lights in the kitchen
  • Helped to rake and cleanup the leaves on the grounds.
  • Put new floor, outside wall, shower, and hot water tank in bunkhouse.
     

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