Monday, June 20, 2011

Photos of the Day: Detroit McDonald's Restaurant Owners Send Kids to Camp

James Thrower II, a Detroit McDonald’s owner/ operator, with two soon to be campers.

Detroit McDonald’s owner/operators are sending 25 Detroit youth to camp. Many of the children – fourth and fifth graders at Stewart Learning Academy – have had limited exposure beyond the city, making this trip their first summer camp adventure. They will have the pleasure of going to Skyline Camp & Retreat Center in picturesque Almont, Michigan, where they will have a week of fun outdoor activities, including swimming, canoeing, fishing, geocaching, nature hikes, art projects and field games. At the camp, the youth also will learn responsibility, develop self-confidence and self-worth, build strong friendships and practice the importance of teamwork.

This is the second year McDonald’s has made it possible for lucky inner-city students to enjoy a fun-filled, free camp outing. With McDonald’s continued support, even more students will participate in this year’s program.