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Ohel Thanks Majority Leader Schumer for $495,000 Grant To Support Camp Kaylie

(Courtesy of OHEL) Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services announced the approval of a $495,000 grant to support the organization’s Camp Kaylie, located in Wurtsboro, New York. The funding was secured by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer in the 2022 federal budget.

Founded in 2013, Camp Kaylie offers all campers, including those with disabilities, an exciting and memorable summer camp experience. The inclusive program encourages campers to flourish and engage in a wide variety of meaningful programming within a community defined by kindness, sportsmanship, personal responsibility and mutual respect.

“Camp Kaylie is a remarkable, fully integrated experience that promotes individualization and acceptance of all campers,” said David Mandel, CEO of Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services. “We express the utmost gratitude to Senator Schumer as this funding will fuel maintenance updates throughout the campgrounds and provide campers better on-site experiences.”

Schumer noted: “Ohel’s Camp Kaylie is exactly the kind of project that this process was designed to support. The positive impact of Camp Kaylie is priceless, and I’m pleased to support Ohel in their important work providing social and emotional services to campers and their families in New York.”

The funding will impact two significant areas of Camp Kaylie: the installation of new generators and an upgraded infirmary. New generators will ensure that the camp sustains 24/7 power while preventing interruptions among vital equipment. As Camp Kaylie has grown, the demands on the infirmary have also grown. These funds will allow the renovation of the infirmary, enhancing the camp’s ability to provide optimal care to all campers, including those who require medications.

Schumer added: “All of the upcoming improvements are designed to support the physical and emotional health of Camp Kaylie campers. I look forward to Camp Kaylie having another wonderful summer.”

Learn more about Ohel’s Camp Kaylie by visiting https://campkaylie.org.

To help us continue our essential services, donate at www.ohelfamily.org/donate.

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