Together For Hope and the City of Helena-West Helena were awarded a $27,624 grant, in the form of a check, to fund summer swimming programs, TFH’s Swim Camp and the opening of the Helena Municipal Pool.

The total project cost is $47,074.

Together For Hope has partnered with the City of Helena-West Helena and the Helena Health Foundation for many years to provide swim camp, swim lessons, and other aquatic activities at no charge to citizens.

The pool is a safe, free space for children and families to be healthy and active during the summer, even outside of swim lessons. For the summer of 2018, they plan to open the pool to the public at no charge for the duration of the summer session and facilitate Swim Camp from July 9 through July 19, 2018.

Swim Camp serves preschoolers aged 3-5, and campers aged 6-12. Their leadership and service program, Camp Go, serves young adults aged 13-15. Campers receive two swim lessons per day, allowing them to make significant swimming progress in a short amount of time.

Campers also receive sports training, with an intentional choice to prioritize sports not generally offered in Helena, most recently golf, tennis and soccer.

Adult, teen swim lessons are also offered during Swim Camp evening sessions, with water aerobics to follow.

Together For Hope partners with churches and organizations both within and outside our community to create opportunities for young people to grow and succeed through leadership development, service, education and enrichment. A significant piece of this mission for the past 14 years has involved offering summer camps to children.