Every spring arrives with new dreams of kids and summer, and every year you generously join in. Thank you! This year’s LCEC summer adventures are already taking shape, tempered with a bit of extra caution and special well wishes for you and your family.

You share our commitment that kids make great summer memories, especially in these challenging times.

If it is safe to bring young people together, elementary campers will create new step routines, learn African drumming, and explore the UW Arboretum. Middle schoolers will swim and canoe, turn raw ideas into radio, and visit college campuses. High schoolers will experiment with new art forms, research social issues, and swap strategy with other young activists.

And we’re preparing many pathways: bringing kids together in smaller groups, taking camp activities online, or offering a mix.

Is the resilience of kids and families on your list of important things in our community? If so, please join us.

You can sponsor a young person’s connection to something safe, engaging, and familiar. It’s simple. Click here to make a summer gift. Your gift today really matters.

Planning is underway. Volunteers are reaching out to ask how they can be useful. And of course young people and families are so eager to dive in.

Your support now inspires and empowers us to embrace uncertainty and create the best possible options.

No matter where the public health experts’ advice leads us, we will deliver a summer experience for kids worthy of your generosity.

Your gift grows more than a garden and a great summer — it nourishes a generous, caring environment in which kids can thrive. No virus can stand in the way of that.

Wishing you well,

Paul Terranova
Executive Director

PS: Thanks to an extraordinary array of program partners and volunteers, each young person’s spot in our summer program costs just $75 a day — $375 a week — $3000 for a full eight-week session. Your donation completes the picture. Please consider making your most generous summer gift today.