The ribbon is cut, and the pool is open! The Grand re-Opening went swimmingly, as families from around the Upstate came out to enjoy the newly renovated pool. When asked about the Camp Mary Elizabeth pool, Stephanie Lawson said, "I want my kids to have those unforgettable summer memories. The pool is great, and the prices for CME were the only that were affordable for our whole family. My kids are so excited now that they will get to come here for the whole summer."
After receiving a $109,610 grant from the Mary Black Foundation, we have been able to successfully renovate the pool at Camp Mary Elizabeth. As a highlight of the grant, we are now able to provide swim lessons and summer pool passes at a low cost to the public, with financial aid available.
Did you know that for every five people that die from drowning, one of those is a child under the age of 14? The ability to swim can often mean the difference between life and death.
This statistic is one of the many reasons that the Mary Black Foundation, and Girl Scouts of South Carolina- Mountains to Midlands, believe this pool will be an incredible resource. It allows the entire Upstate community access to improved health and wellness, and is a resource to help teach children to swim.
Camp Mary Elizabeth is conveniently located in the city of Spartanburg, and is open to th...