Burbank Coordinating Council Camperships Lauded

By On October 13, 2014

The Burbank Coordinating Council Camperships program sent nearly 100 local children to sleep-away and day camps this past summer, announced BCC President Janet Diel at the local service organization’s October 6 meeting.

Diel thanked Golden State Gymnatics, Forest Home, YMCA Camps and Burbank’s Parks and Recreation Department/Summer Daze Camps for working with the BCC to provide summer enrichment for needy children.

“We sent 98 happy, smiling children to camp,” Diel said. “You are the village helping to raise our children.”

Alexis Miller from Assemblyman Mike Gatto's office presented certificates to camp organizations providing services for Burbank Coordinating Council Camperships, including Heather Olson (Golden State Gymnastics Program Director), Bryan Snodgrass (YMCA Director Summer Camp), Grace Coronado (Burbank Parks and Recreation Services), Shelly Mutch (Forest Home Special Projects Coordinator) and Sam Albrecht (YMCA Director of Camping Services.) (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Alexis Miller from Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s office presented certificates to camp organizations providing services for Burbank Coordinating Council Camperships, including Heather Olson (Golden State Gymnastics Program Director), Bryan Snodgrass (YMCA Director Summer Camp), Grace Coronado (Burbank Parks and Recreation Services), Shelly Mutch (Forest Home Special Projects Coordinator) and Sam Albrecht (YMCA Director of Camping Services.) (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Diel also thanked Cartoon Network, Spirit Works and the National Charity League of Burbank for large donations funding a significant portion of the Camperships program. She also thanked BCC members for their ongoing efforts to raise Camperships funds and the Burbank City Council, BUSD Administration and Board of Education for continued support.

“Kids went to Golden State Gymnastics and had never seen a trampoline that big,” commented Diel.

Some children were able to attend a week-long camp in the mountains via YMCA or Forest Home. Others attended local day camps for athletics, art and field trips.

Burbank Coordinating Council thanked local organizations and area camp programs for helping 98 Burbank youth attend summer camp. Pictured are (form left to right): Alexis Miller (Assemblyman Mike Gatto's office), Heather Olson (Golden State Gymnastics Program Director), Sam Albrecht (YMCA Director of Camping Services), Bryan Snodgrass (YMCA Director Summer Camp), Grace Coronado (Burbank Parks and Recreation Services), Shelly Mutch (Forest Home Special Projects Coordinator), Jason Diel (BCC), Nancy Boyden (National Charity League Provisional Chair), Henry Diel (BCC), Janel Diel (BCC President), Sandra Thompson (BCC) and Doris Palmer (BCC.) (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Burbank Coordinating Council thanked local organizations and area camp programs for helping 98 Burbank youth attend summer camp. Pictured are (form left to right): Alexis Miller (Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s office), Heather Olson (Golden State Gymnastics Program Director), Sam Albrecht (YMCA Director of Camping Services), Bryan Snodgrass (YMCA Director Summer Camp), Grace Coronado (Burbank Parks and Recreation Services), Shelly Mutch (Forest Home Special Projects Coordinator), Jason Diel (BCC), Nancy Boyden (National Charity League Provisional Chair), Henry Diel (BCC), Janel Diel (BCC President), Sandra Thompson (BCC) and Doris Palmer (BCC.) (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The Burbank Coordinating Council brings together resources from area businesses, organizations and individuals to provide annual Camperships for area children and Holiday Baskets for local needy families.