Volunteers, Kids Help Ready Camp for Operation in Chester County

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WEST CHESTER, PA — With the warm weather and falling infection rates in Chester County, Bournelyf Special Camp is ready to welcome campers again. Reopening this West Chester, PA facility requires maintenance and improvements to grounds that have not been in use for months.

Members of the Libertarian Party of Chester County arrived at the camp recently to replace the soft mulch beneath the camp’s large “Challenge Course”, an outdoor recreation area used by the campers. Members from all around Chester County brought wheelbarrows, shovels and rakes for the effort. Several brought their kids as well. This is the third time the LPCC has pitched in to help the camp.

Jason Crane, an active Libertarian, brought his young boys along so the kids could see first-hand how volunteerism works. The Libertarian party is unique in emphasizing personal initiative and volunteerism over-dependence on the government to improve communities.

Nolan Crane, aged ten, is a fifth-grader at Hillsdale Elementary School in West Chester. “It feels good that people will have fun in this space,” said Nolan. The adults brought the loads of fresh mulch to the Challenge Course while the kids helped to spread it, providing a soft, safe layer for camper activities. Nolan’s mother, Jaquelyn Crane, is Vice-Chair of the LPCC.

Bournelyf Special Camp was founded in 1980 and is the only summer day camp of its kind in Chester County. Programs are offered to campers with special needs starting at age eight, and with no maximum age limit. The camp’s mission is to develop participant’s abilities, build confidence, and improve social skills. Physical activity is provided by facilities like the Challenge Course.

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The LPCC states it is always looking for opportunities to help the Chester County area. “We prefer working with organizations that do not accept government funding,” explained Jason Crane. Groups may contact the LPCC at [email protected] to seek volunteer support from the group.

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