LUMBERTON, NC (WMBF) – Kids love the idea of going to summer camp. However, many parents can't afford to send them.
The first Operation Fun was held in 1951 for a week at Camp Chickagami at White Lake. It was then moved to its current home at Camp Monroe in 1959, the release stated.
Fast forward to 2017 and the program is still making summer camp a reality for underprivileged kids. This time, the focus was on the youngest victims of Hurricane Matthew.
Since the storm devastated the area, many of these children still haven't been able to return to their homes, according to the release. The Operation Fun program allowed these kids a fun week of distraction at Camp Monroe, where they could unplug and escape from worry.