Rotary sending two Nathan Hale students to Vermont summer camp

By Martha Marteney - Staff Writer
Manchester - posted Thu., Jul. 7, 2011
Members of the Rotary Club of Manchester and their families traveled to Newbury, Vermont, to help get Camp Farwell ready for the summer campers. In exchange for their efforts, Rotary receives two camperships, which they donate to two elementary school girls from Manchester. Contributed photos. - Contributed Photo

In August, two Nathan Hale Elementary School students will travel to Camp Farwell of Newbury, Vt., for a once-in-a-lifetime summer camp experience. For seven years, the Rotary Club of Manchester has sponsored two students to attend the camp. The students will stay in Vermont for a three-week period.

Early in June, several Manchester Rotarians traveled to Camp Farwell for a work weekend. The Rotarians and their family members helped with a variety of clean-up chores, including raking leaves, painting, putting docks in the lake and generally getting the camp ready for the summer arrivals. In exchange for the work weekend, Camp Farwell provides the Rotary Club with two free camperships, which are donated to two girls selected by school personnel.

“The girls return home with a lifetime of memories and accomplishments that brilliantly illuminate their futures,” said Marty Fins, chair of the Camp Farwell program.  Information about Camp Farwell is available on the website

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