SIXTH ANNUAL BOX CITY CAMP OUT PITCHES ITS TENT
THIS NOVEMBER 1 AT AT&T FIELD
Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga is hosting its sixth annual “Box City Camp Out to Stamp Out Family Homelessness” on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 5 p.m. through Sunday, Nov. 2 at 7 a.m. at our Lookouts’ AT&T Field.
This year’s Camp Out features our traditional entertainment including our namesake Box City Challenge in which teams envision and create their own Box City living spaces, but also a new contest in which everyone can try their hand at designing next year’s Camp Out event logo, with the winning design being used at next year’s (2015) Camp Out. Of course there’ll be scavenger hunt, games, music and crafts, and volunteers will be on hand to serve up sandwiches, coffee, hot chocolate, sodas, popcorn, and fruit all through the evening and into the night. In the morning campers will eat a light breakfast. Police security will be present during the entire event.
In addition to registering on the website, attendees can also show their support and start a Camp Out team through Crowdrise ™ a fund raising site. It only takes seconds to start and is a fun way to ask family, friends and co-workers to support your efforts for Family Promise. You can join the Family Promise Camp Out team or create your own team to benefit Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga.
Click here to join our team or get started on building your own.
Youth groups, families, volunteers and other campers will learn what it’s like to be homeless by building their own cardboard box living space in Box City (or just by bringing their own camping equipment), spending the night outdoors in an “urban campground” setting and eating at a soup kitchen.
Prizes will be awarded for the best box cities built by a group or individual and for the most pledges raised by a group.
• Youth, Church, Scout, or other groups – $10 per person
• Individual campers – $25 per camper
• Families or groups of up to four people – $50
• Each additional camper with a family or group of four- $10
• No pets, please
All Camp Out proceeds benefit FPGC programs that assist families in need become stable, employed, and housed. For more information, please call 423-756-3891.
Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga helps families in need find jobs, housing, a better life, and a return to self-sufficiency.