Joggers pay $1 a lap for kids, Camp Keep

Jog-a-thon to raise money for kids to attend camp

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Leo B. Hart Elementary School hosted a jog-a-thon on Friday morning to raise money for kids to be able to attend Camp KEEP this year.

Participants of the jog-a-thon were allowed to give a flat donation or donate a dollar per lap completed.

The Kern Environmental Education Program is a five-day residential education program that focuses on modern concepts and has hands-on activities.

The camp is aimed towards Kern County's 5th and 6th graders.  The camp also encourages the visually or orthopedically impaired, the deaf or hard-hearing, as well as kids and adults with mental disabilities to attend Camp KEEP, too. 

Camp Keep has two campuses in Montana de Oro State Park and Cambria that can each host about 80 to 112 students each week.

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