Summer Camp – Get Involved

There are four simple ways to get involved with our camp, Summer Spectacular:

1. Summer Internship - College students have the opportunity to spend 10 weeks this summer loving and serving Clarkston families through Summer Spectacular.

Click here to Go to the Summer Internship Page!

2. Volunteer – Tutor elementary or middle school students, provide a field trip, help us fundraise, chaperone a Friday Funday activity, coordinate crafts or games, and other small projects as needed.

Click here to Volunteer!

3. Help Us Cover the Cost - Because many refugee families in our community have low incomes, we only charge parents $40 to send their child to our camp for the entire summer. However, the expense to Friends of Refugees is much greater than $40 (about $400 per child). Please help us keep the cost low for the parents and continue running a quality summer camp.

Click here to Give to Summer Spectacular!

4. Donate or Purchase Items - Along with the cost of operating our summer camp, we are always looking for supplies to facilitate camp activities. These tax-deductible donations can be new or used. Contact Josh Smith (information below) for our most current list of donation needs and drop-off details.

Items Needed:

  • First Aid supplies (Band Aids, Gauze pads, Rubber gloves)
  • Hool-a-hoops
  • Craft beads
  • Craft string (plastic or clothe)
  • Hand soap
  • Dish soap
  • Trash bags (55 gallon)
  • Toilet paper
  • Tape (Duct, masking)
  • Hand sanitizer (large bottles)
  • Zip lock bags (Quart and gallon)
  • Large bags of rice (150lbs total needed)
  • Set of novels for Middle School Academics
  • Kids’ scissors
  • Pencils
  • Nail polish
  • Play dough
  • Jump ropes
  • Personal photo albums
  • Bug catchers
  • Lanyards
  • Small paint brushes
  • Craft paint
  • Playing cards for math games (new or used) – 50 sets needed
  • Uno card decks
  • Scrimmage jerseys
  • Craft supplies


Josh Smith
Phone: 864-909-2954