|School of Champions Summer Camp a Success|
This summer, Children of the Dump opened their School of Champions for an educational and entertaining summer camp for some of Puerto Vallarta's poorest children, those who live in impoverished areas around the municipal dump.
|BanderasNews videographer Devon Allistone shows us the end of summer camp party for the Children of the Dump, which was held on August 8th at the Puerto Vallarta Sheraton Hotel.|
From July 14th through August 8th, these kids enjoyed four fun-filled weeks of entertaining and educational activities, including arts and crafts, music, dancing and computer classes as well as outdoor games, swimming and daily excursions on the Children of the Dump bus to restaurants, hotels, businesses and tourist venues throughout the Puerto Vallarta area, along with a hot breakfast and a sandwich for lunch.
On the last day of Camp, the children attended a party at the Sheraton Hotel, where there were clowns and prizes for the children, along with 150 bags full of burgers and fries generously donated by Burger King.
BanderasNews videographer, Devon Allistone stopped by the Sheraton to show us the highlights of this special celebration and talk with Children of the Dump Director, Arthur Fumerton, about all of the things this non-profit organization does to help these children realize the promise of a better life.
The Children of the Dump was founded in 1998, originally as Feed the Children Vallarta. Through private donations, the program feeds more than 2,300 children daily, operates nine day care centers and an after-school program for grades 3 through 6; teaching them English, math and computers. The goal of the Children of the Dump is to ensure education through grade nine and to educate the children of Puerto Vallarta in the skills necessary to rise above poverty. To learn more about Children of the Dump's programs, click HERE or visit ChildrenOfTheDump.org.