IN THIS ISSUE
Summer Session Announced
Camp Welcomes New Moriches Squaws
Breakin' Out Ballroom Hosts Dance Fundraiser for Camp
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Eastport Deli Hosts 'Superbowl' Fundraiser for Camp
Fuoco Family Gives Camp Check for $150,000!
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT
The summer season is upon us! I hope you’re excited for our summer sessions, which will include Party in the USA, Christmas and Aloha themes, among others. We’ve been working hard to make sure camp is in tip-top shape for all of our guests this season.
A big thank-you goes out to the Moriches Rotarians who strive to keep the camp and its programs running smoothlyl. Another huge thank you (and welcome!) goes out to the Moriches Paquatuck Squaws, old and new, for their help year-round with organizing and running spectacular fundraisers. Your hard work helps us to meet the needs of parents who put their faith in us and the children who enjoy their time at camp.
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Campers Wait No Longer – 2016 Summer Session Is Almost Here!
Campers who were waiting with bated breath for their favorite summer abode, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, will not have to wait much longer. The summer sessions are right around the corner, so get ready for a fun-filled season with tons of new weekly themes, including Christmas, Under the Sea, and Party in the USA! | READ MORE
New Moriches Paquatuck Squaws Sworn in for 2016
Where would we be without the Moriches Paquatuck Squaws? This wonderful group of women coordinate wildly successful fundraisers, including our popular Spooky Walk, to support our mission. We welcome new board members Dorothy Elliott, Jane Miller, Mary Goehring, Gerri Cannilas, Lisa Schlecht, Deb Donohue, Carmella Swinton, Marcella Weiss, Michele Tyrell and Irene Carlough. | READ MORE
Breakin’ Out Ballroom’s Footloose Fundraiser
Patchogue’s Breakin’ Out Ballroom hosted its first-ever dance fundraiser for camp, ringing in a total of $320 in donations, which will go towards the sponsorship of the tuition for a camper with Autism. The event was themed Autism Awareness, with décor and participants both adorned in blue, the nationally recognized color for the annual month-long awareness. Guests also bid on “Chinese Auction” items and enjoyed refreshments during the two-hour dance.
Community Members Brave the Cold for Moriches Rotary Club’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck
The Rotary Club of the Moriches held its Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck to celebrate the holiday with families in the surrounding communities on Sunday, March 20. Children had the opportunity to look for “golden” eggs that were eligible for special prizes. Those in attendance also made donations and enjoyed baked goods and hot chocolate. All of the proceeds benefit various charities and educational opportunities in the Moriches community.
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Eastport Manor Deli’s Super Bowl Raffle Raised Funds for Camp
Billy Wandolowski, manager of the deli, fundraises for charities with Super Bowl raffles every year, and his business matches the donations from the raffles. In February, thanks to a suggestion from our board member Newt Homan, the Eastport Manor Deli raised $182 in support of the tuition for a 2016 camper, and the raffle winner went home with a three-foot long hero!
Fuoco Family Presents Camp Board President with Check for $150,000!
The Fuoco Family, together with the Patchogue Rotary, presented Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck Board President Kevin Spellman with the proceeds from the 46th Annual Fuoco Memorial Golf Feastival at an event on January 30 at KB’s Burger Shack in Patchogue. Since its inception, the golf tournament has raised more than $1.5 million for the camp.