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Camp EAGLE Connects Kids with Carefree Fun
Children experiencing housing instability enjoy this three-day camp.
What are the key ingredients that make Hillsboro’s Camp EAGLE special?
In its fourth year, Camp EAGLE continues to provide carefree summer camp experiences for children ages 7 to 12 who experience homelessness or housing instability.
Community Services Manager Tami Cockeram led a team of City of Hillsboro employees who hosted the three-day camp at Rood Bridge Park in partnership with Community Action and the Boys & Girls Club.
"We hope that Camp EAGLE helps young people develop new friendships and create lifelong memories," said Cockeram, who worked to create the camp in 2016.
Camp EAGLE campers did indeed meet new friends. They also kayaked on Hagg Lake, participated in art activities, played yard games, and enjoyed experiences they may not otherwise have during the summer.
Thanks to sponsor donations, each Camp EAGLE attendee had the opportunity to pick out a new pair of shoes at the end of camp.