Travis Owsley recently announced that his nonprofit organization Beverly’s Hearty Slice would be teaming up with Connect Camp to offer scholarships to the community so that children in grades K-5 could be afforded the opportunity to attend camp July 25-29.
“Beverly’s Hearty Slice would like to thank First Baptist Church and minister Brad Winter. Not only did they provide scholarships for the kids that attend our events, but he’s found a way to give these kids an experience of a lifetime at this year’s camp,” Owsley said.
The Connect Camp, which takes place at Kentucky Wesleyan College, is a week-long day camp for children entering grades K-5 and will take place Monday through Friday.
According to their website, the camp offers sessions such as Archery, Basketball, Epic Eats, Dance, Tumbling, Flag Football, Great Outdoors, Painting, Science Lab and more.
“Connect Camps is filled with non-stop fun, engaging activities, daily faith-based lessons, and the chance to make lasting friendships,” the site reads.
First Baptist Church sponsored the first BHS event for the month of July, providing pizza to three locations. Owsley said he was thankful for their support and the opportunity this partnership brought to the community.
“As of now, all the scholarships are gone, they went fast. The good news is that if you did not get the opportunity to sign your kids up, July 6 there will possibly be more scholarships available so make sure to get on the website then and use the code again before they’re gone,” Owsley said.
To register a camper, visit connectcamps.com/owensboro.
Meals will be provided each day through a local summer feeding program. In honor of Beverly’s Hearty Slice, Owsley will also be at the camp one day serving pizza to the campers.
“It’s my way of giving back to the kids, to help sponsor one day,” Owsley said.
The mission of BHS, to provide free meals and positive relationships to youth in the community, would not be possible without partnerships from local organizations.
“This camp was originally $239 a camper, but for Beverly’s Hearty Slice families was only $25 a camper for the week, using code BHS22,” Owsley said. “We want to give these kids a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
Owsley believes that during a time where youth can get involved in drugs or violence, it’s especially important to invest in their lives in a positive way from a young age.
“Many people I grew up with believed that if you don’t make it in sports there’s no other way out,” Owsley said. “They might not be able to afford a $240 camp, so this scholarship was a blessing honestly. It’s something that kids can have access to.”