Camp Kindness Day, July 23, 2019, is a national initiative aimed at highlighting the practice of intentional kindness that happens every day at American camps. Lake Villa Township extends this initiative for the entire week uses it as an opportunity to not only spread kindness throughout camp but the community too.
This year campers and their families donated food to the Lake Villa Township Food Pantry, books to Bernie’s Book Bank and pet supplies to Rescue Outreach. Additionally they participated in a friendly competition to see which group could raise the most money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The campers doubled their collection from last year by raising $820.01 and each camper crafted handmade cards to the children being treated there.
The campers also made kindness rocks to spread throughout the camp, wrote notes of kindness to each other and made kindness jars to take home with ideas of how they can be kind every day. Kindness happens daily at Peacock Camp but we’re grateful to use this week to extend that into the community.