Boca West Children’s Foundation to Send Hundreds of Kids to Summer Camp

Attending camp is a right of passage for many kids, and thanks to the Boca West Children’s Foundation, hundreds of local underserved youth will have the opportunity to attend a variety of camps this summer.  The Foundation recently granted $1.7 million to its more than 30 charity partners, and now they are granting the gift of summer camp to the children served by these local non-profits.

Since its inception in 2010, Boca West Children’s Foundation has sent kids to camp and the program grows each year.  This summer, the Foundation is sending kids to a variety of camps, including:

  • Fifteen children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County will attend overnight camp at YMCA Camp Winona in Central Florida.
  • Up to 50 kids have the opportunity to improve their basketball skills while learning life skills at Ballsters, a one-week basketball day camp started by retired NBA four-time All Stars Otis Birdsong and Micheal Ray Richardson.
  • FAU Band Camp, during which 200 children will learn to play a musical instrument under the supervision of professional music teachers, reaches a crescendo with a public concert.
  • Children, teens and young adults with special needs will attend JCC’s Camp Kavod, the largest special needs camp in Palm Beach County.
  • Now in its 15th year, Nat King Cole Generation Hope’s two-week summer music camp serves children in Palm Beach County with the greatest need and fewest resources, and culminates in a free community concert on June 28.
  • At each of 3 week-long pickleball camps, 35 children from Foundation’s charity partners Fuller Center and Propel will learn the sport that has captivated the world at Boca West Country Club.  The campers will receive instruction from the Club’s racquet sports staff, as well as sneakers, socks, shirt, hat, a drawstring bag and lunch daily.

“Summer camps are out of reach for so many families and giving kids from our charity partners this opportunity is an important component of our mission,” said Pamela Weinroth, Executive Director of the Foundation.  “We are helping to create childhood memories, while also providing care for the kids during the summer while their parents work.”

Richard Zenker, Chairman of Boca West Children’s Foundation Board, said “We’d like all local children to have the opportunity to attend summer camp, whether music, sports or overnight camp.  With the pickleball craze sweeping the nation, it’s a great opportunity for kids to learn this sport, thanks to the racquet sports staff and volunteers at Boca West Country Club.”

About Boca West Children’s Foundation
The Boca West Children’s Foundation was launched in 2010 and came about as a desire by the thousands of volunteers from the Boca West Country Club to give back to children in Palm Beach County. The Foundation’s mission is to identify and fund projects to assist children and their families in need in the area.  Since its inception, the Foundation has granted more than $19 million for specific programs for more than 30 charities. Visit for more information.