Wednesday, August 18th, 2010
Once again, a team of Butler’s Pantry volunteers traveled to Potosi, MO for Camp Hope. On Saturday, August 14, Butler’s Pantry donated a jungle themed birthday party for 250 members of Camp Hope. Fourteen of us ventured to the YMCA’s Trout Lodge and served a fanciful meal including: Safari Salad, Jungle Fruits, Monkey Bites, King Cobra Crudite, Cheetahdillas, Snakes & Tarantulas, Snakes & Tarantulas Chicken Fingers & Tiger Tail Hot Dogs. The meal was concluded with decorated cupcakes, bags of candies, animal crackers and gummy critters.
Camp HOPE is a weekend long camp for HIV-infected children and their families. The camp is held at the Trout Lodge, YMCA of the Ozarks, in Potosi, Missouri. Came HOPE is the only camp in the St. Louis metropolitan area and outstate Missouri region specifically designated for children living with HIV/AIDS. During the camp, the families are able to enjoy a weekend filled with fun, compassion, camaraderie and education with other families who are experiencing the same concerns and challenges.