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Walkers Let Their Light Shine


The 7th annual Laps of Light benefit walk was held on Sunday, October 13 at Jennerstown Speedway. Over 550 walkers from 23 teams came together to let their light shine for Camp PARC.

Everyone at the walk came with a common goal to walk for those with mental or developmental disabilities, while also supporting Camp PARC. The net proceeds this year topped $17,000, which will be applied to camp scholarships and our annual programs.

Laps of Light 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014
Jennerstown Speedway

The seventh annual Laps of Light Benefit Walk will be held on Sunday, October 12, 2014. This year Laps of Light will be held at Jennerstown Speedway in Jennerstown, Penn. Gates will open at 3:30 pm and the walk will begin at 4:30 pm.

An annual evening of fun and excitement, Laps of Light is a walk in which anyone can participate without special training. All are welcome to participate!

Join family and friends as we promote awareness of and inclusion for those with mental disabilities, and also to raise money for Camp PARC and its summer programs.



First Helping Hand Scholarship Winner

Camp PARC is excited to announce its first Helping Hand Scholarship recepient. This scholarship was created to recognize and support an outstanding Camp PARC junior counselor who is pursuing higher education. The first junior counselor to be awarded this scholarship is Lucas Bailey. Lucas is a 2014 graduate of Conemaugh Township and has been a junior counselor at Camp PARC since 2010. Prior to serving as a junior counselor, Lucas volunteered at Camp PARC as a Staff Assistant for two years. Lucas will attend Messiah College this fall, majoring in Sports Administration.

The Helping Hand Scholarship is designed for high-school seniors who have served as a junior counselor at Camp PARC for at least two years and are pursuing higher education. In the spirit of People Always Responding with Compassion, the scholarship committee seeks well-rounded, kindhearted, and community-minded individuals who are interested in making a difference in our world. Applications for the 2015 scholarship will be available in January.

Benefit Auction - Thank you!

On Saturday, June 28, more than 140 people gathered at the Benscreek Lutheran Church Grove in Boswell for Camp PARC’s Annual Benefit Auction. The event was made possible by a combination of over 500 generous auction item donations by businesses and individuals around the community and the nation and the selfless contribution of time by over 40 volunteers. The net proceeds this year exceeded $13,000, which will be applied to camp scholarships and annual programs.

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