By Anna Skinner
For three years, the Jameson Camp Women’s Auxiliary has been raising money to benefit youth during the summer and at the year-long Youth Leadership Program.
Now, Leslie Concannon, co-president of the Women’s Auxiliary and a Zionsville resident, has another goal: to grow membership. Approximately 20 women involved in the group, but Concannon said she hopes to raise the number to 50.
“We have monthly meetings and we support Jameson (Camp) when in January, we do Painting with a Twist, and the money we raise goes to the Youth Leadership Program,” Concannon said. “All the money the women raise supports the Youth Leadership Program.”
The Youth Leadership Program is for high school-aged students. Jameson Camp provides summer camp opportunities for kids who would not normally have the ability to attend camp.
“They are learning leadership, and we help pay for them to visit colleges. We help them on their next step of growing up,” Concannon said. “The Jameson Camp gets a lot of kids, all kids from all walks of life, but they get a lot of kids who are struggling in school.”
In May, the women assist with the May Breakfast, which is Jameson Camp’s main fundraiser.
“We help make decorations and set up and clean up afterwards,” Concannon said. “In the summer camp, we do crafts with the kids. The camp sessions are six to eight weeks, and different women get together and provide stuff.”
Volunteering consists of spending time on a committee, assisting with fundraising or with summer camp activities.
Any woman interested in learning more about the Women’s Auxiliary can email Leslie Concannon at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about Jameson Camp and the Youth Leadership Program at jamesoncamp.org.