2018 Dates Announced:
Operation Warm Newport 2018 will be Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17
Last year 24 Brave Campers took on chilly/windy conditions and slept out, overnight in Newport for TWO NIGHTS on November 16-18, 2017.
All in an effort to raise funds for the purchase of 1,100 brand new coats. Mission Accomplished! HUGE Thanks go out to James Street Tavern and Erik Williams team, AllyJam Property & Land Management, Twin Lakes Brewing Company, A-1 Sanitation Service, Inc., Gable Music VenturesDover Air Force Base Outdoor Recreation, Diamond State Party Rentals, Party Pizza, Gable Music Ventures and four amazing young/talented musicians, NBC10 Philadelphia, 6abc Action News, Town Square Delaware, WDEL, Out & About, Delaware Business Now, Doug Rainey (especially these media organizations for focusing on some feel good stories in our own community). Thanks to our 73 donors AND our “Camp Champs” for visiting us and rooting us on each day!! Still accepting donations until Nov. 30th! Next Stop: Richey Elementary! Thanks Operation Warm for embracing this idea!
Watch Red Clay TV’s Video Recap of Operation Warm:
On November 16th , 17th & 18th we are setting up a camp site in Newport (same field we host our 5K and lot across the street from James Street Tavern). 2 Nights and 3 Days.
The end goal is to raise money for brand new coats (in partnership with Operation Warm) for 1,100 elementary children in Newport. In Newport, sadly, 71% of them live AT or BELOW the poverty line. This is 3 x’s the national average and no one realizes this. The following week, on November 24th, we will distribute the coats at Richey Elementary School. Brand new coats will help with Self-Confidence, Peer Acceptance, Overall Wellness, Increased School Attendance and a Better Future. It’s more than a coat.
Each camper will receive a donation link to send to their friends, family and colleagues. If you camp for one night (7pm – 7am) you’ll be responsible for raising $300. If you camp for two nights, $600. Camping for the full entirety, consecutively, $800 (3 Days + 2 Nights) Though any amount is appreciated. The idea of bringing the community together, hunkering down and camping out for the kids in the same town is what it’s all about.
The Camp Site will Feature:
- Daily Meals from the Campout Grill
- Essentials (Snacks, First Aid Kits, etc.)
- Fire-Side Chat’s with local community members, leaders and officials
- Fire-Side Acoustic Music
- Yard Games (horseshoes, baggo, etc.)
- Hot Chocolate and S’mores Happy Hour
- Bonfires at Night
- All campers will receive a complimentary KIDS Campout T-Shirt
Cabela’s will be providing tents (depending on numbers of campers we attract).
Kids 10 and over are welcome to attend with adult supervision.