Since 1904, the private, nonprofit group Family Matters of Greater Washington has provided opportunities for less-fortunate children to attend summer camp.

Family Matters operates Camp Moss Hollow, a rustic 400-acre site nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Markham, Va. The camp features a pond for canoeing, swimming pool, ropes course, arts program, many hiking trails and first-class counselors.

Every year, nearly 700 children receive the opportunity to experience this life-changing program. Most of the campers lead troubled lives; many of them come from foster homes. None could afford a week at camp without this support.

For decades, support for the camp has come from readers of The Washington Post. Through John Kelly's> column and the annual Send a Kid to Camp campaign -- which runs this year from June 6-July 29 -- individuals and groups donate to Moss Hollow.

To learn more about how you can support Family Matters and Camp Moss Hollow, visit the Family Matters Web site.

To make a donation using a secure online system, click here. (You can also mail a check payable to "Send a Kid to Camp" to Send a Kid to Camp, P.O. Box 96237, Washington, DC 20090-6237.)

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