Letters: BETA thanks volunteers for help with camp experiences

To the editor:

On behalf of BETA (Brown County Enrichment for Teens Association Inc.), I would like to sincerely thank all who have been helping BETA teens for the successful June Camp experiences in 2017.

A total of 21 BETA teens and nine adult volunteers have participated on four Mondays in June and we are very thankful to the following organizations: Brown County Commissioners for providing the fund for the 2017 June camp; Kim Robinson, CEO of the YMCA, for generously allowing BETA teens to use the Y facility at no charge; Quincy Robinson and Jaden for giving them great fitness and rock-climbing lessons; Explore Brown County and its staff for giving BETA teens the exciting time of ziplining and paintball fun, and Quincy Robinson again for providing mountain bike lesson at the site; and Van Beers, director of Waycross Center, for providing their facility at no charge for two Monday activities that included hiking, kayaking, canoeing, and two art sessions of watercolor sketching and leaf-rubbing, all of its programming specially guided by himself to help BETA teens find the meaningful summer themes and self-discovery and reflection time.

BETA also would like to thank Superintendent Dr. Laura Hammack and the entire Brown County school board for supporting BETA and for allowing us to use the school bus for the three field trips, along with our fantastic school bus driver Tracey Fletcher.

We also would like to thank all the wonderful BETA volunteers: Christy Thrasher, Dustie Condon, Connie Casey, Abby Smith, Julie Davis, Tracey Callahan and our BETA grandma, Pam Boer. Without you, and your caring support, nothing would have been possible, and BETA counts its blessing thanks to all of you.

Respectfully submitted,

Clara Stanley, BETA president

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