Camp Journey, located east of Spokane in Post Falls, Idaho, is competing in State Farm’s “Neighborhood Assist” program, according to a news release. The top 40 vote getters from the 200 selected organizations will each receive $25,000.
Camp Journey, which provides a free week of camp to children dealing with cancer, is listed as the only project in Eastern Washington in the contest, and one of only two in the state.
Organizers of the former Camp Goodtimes East decided to start Camp Journey on the site of Ross Point Baptist Camp, where Camp Journey had been since 2006.
The American Cancer Society awarded Camp Goodtimes operations to a group of nonprofits, headed by the YMCA of the Inland Northwest, after the American Cancer Society decided not to sponsor any more camps. The nonprofits moved Camp Goodtimes to the YMCA’s Camp Reed north of Spokane.
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People can vote up to 10 times a day in Neighborhood Assist at https://apps.facebook.com/sf_neighbor_assist. Voting continues through May 17.
Both cancer camps serve children from the Mid-Columbia. Each is scheduled to run Aug. 3-9.
Call 509-863-7379 for information on Camp Journey, or 509-720-5630 for information on Camp Goodtimes at Camp Reed.