For 20 years, Camp Sunshine has created a fun-filled environment for girls from Montgomery Public Housing Communities (ages 6 to 12) to attend a weeklong camp, sponsored by Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama.
Camp Sunshine, founded 20 years ago by Laurie Weil, who now co-directs the camp with Kathy Sawyer, is specifically designed for at-risk girls who have limited summertime recreational activities. The camp provides girls with fun, exciting field trips; programs that nurture self-confidence, emphasize the importance of success in school, teach self-reliance, build teamwork skills, and help girls to be their very best.
In addition to enjoying being outside and seeing new sights, the campers participate in activities that reinforce the Girl Scout Law and Promise.
Camp Sunshine is staffed by volunteers, some of whom take a week's vacation from work to volunteer. Many of the campers find the experience so rewarding, they return to Camp Sunshine as Junior Aides.
There's also great photos on the Montgomery Advertiser's website, as well as video.