Join Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga for an urban camping experience at AT&T Field to raise funds for FPGC’s Day Center and increase awareness of the struggles homeless families face. The Sixth Annual Box City Camp Out to Stamp Out Family Homelessness is Saturday, Nov. 1, 5 p.m. through Sunday, Nov. 2 at 7 a.m.
Youth groups, families, volunteers and other campers will learn about the living conditions homeless families face by building their own cardboard box sleeping space in Box City (cardboard boxes will be provided) or by bringing their own camping equipment, spending the night outdoors in an urban campground setting and eating in the bread line.
The Camp Out will feature The Box City Contest during which teams build a shelter within two hours using materials found on site or bringing their own pre-fabricated and decorated materials (details about allowed materials can be found on the Camp Out registration form). Prizes will be awarded for the best box cities built by an individual or a group as well as for the most pledges raised by a group. Box City Contest entry fees are just $10 per team member and all monies raised benefit Family Promise programs that assist homeless families to become stable, employed and safely housed. You can learn more about the services provided by Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga by visiting: www.familypromisechattanooga.com.
The Camp Out also features entertainment like a scavenger hunt, games, music and crafts. Volunteers will be on hand to serve up sandwiches, coffee, hot chocolate, sodas, popcorn and fruit during the Camp Out. In the morning campers will be served a light breakfast.
Police security will be present during the entire event.
• Youth, Church, Scout or other groups – $10 per person
• Individual campers – $25 per camper
• Families or groups of up to four people – $50 for group of four
• Each additional camper with a family or group of four- $10
• No pets, please!
You can register and pay online at http://familypromisechattanooga.com/camp-out. All Camp Out proceeds benefit Family Promise programs that assist families in need become stable, employed and housed.
For more information, call 423-756-3891. This event is generously sponsored by Memorial Hospital, Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, the Chattanooga Times Free Press, WDEF 12 News and Sunny 92.3.