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The Twin Cities Chapter of the Elks Lodge, located in Valparaiso, will host a fundraiser on Saturday, April 30 to help children attend summer camp this year.

The event, which will take place at the Twin Cities Elks Lodge at 224 Seminole Avenue in Valparaiso, features a charity breakfast, yard sale and membership drive. The event will be from 8:30-11.

The $10 breakfast will help to defray costs for almost 100 children to attend summer camp in Umatilla, Florida.

Children who will be supported by the fundraiser do not have to be connected to a member of an Elks lodge.

More About the Elks Association Youth Camp

The Elks Association Youth Camp in Utamilla, FL is a beautiful 405-acre plot of land in Lake County, Florida – just north of Orlando.

The camp is open to children from 9-13 years old. The camp is used specifically for summer camp from June to August. Children get to participate in all sort of activities, including archery, swimming, canoeing, arts & crafts, capture the flag, soccer and a ropes course.

More information about the camp is here. The camp is available for attendance for kids from the Florida Panhandle between June 26th and July 9th. Additionally, July 24th through July 30th is free-to-attend for military families.

More about the Elks

The Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks consists of 56,000 Florida men and women who “enjoy the camaraderie, compassion, community outreach, and support” that are a part of being an Elk.

Nationally, every year – the Elks supply $80 million in donations to communities around the country.

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