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Papoose supports Youth Summer Reading, Activities, Chess & Camp!

At it again, Papoose gave money this April to support youth activities in Blaine County! At the last meeting, the members voted to provide monies to purchase books for the Wood River Middle School library to help them provide summer reading books to students in English and Spanish. Students will get to pick a book from a curated list and the books would be gifted to 600 students.

The Club voted to help fund the City of Ketchum children's activities during Wagon Days. The children’s activities may include a petting zoo, train rides, balloon art, etc. Wagon Days is an annual event that falls on Labor Day weekend and always draws large crowds. The Papoose Club’s Pancake Breakfast is among other activities for everyone to enjoy.

The Hailey Elementary Enrichment Program will be adding large size chess and checkers pieces to be used outside on the playground thanks to a grant from Papoose Club. HES students have been enjoying playing chess during lunch at Chess Club during the months of January and February. This option would extend the playing outside for all students. The board will be painted on the black top. There are currently 274 kids at the school.

Camp Rainbow Gold will be using the awarded grant to send a camper to their summer camp for one week. The youth oncology camp hosts 45 children (ages 6-12). The camps provide outdoor activities such as archery, hiking, mountain biking, fishing and campfires. Also providing opportunities that promote communication, empowerment and achievement – art projects, rope courses and music. As well as support for the entire family.


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