The Moriches Paquatuck Squaws, which recently celebrated 50 years in service supporting Camp Paquatuck, recently underwent a name change to the Camp Paquatuck Fundraisers.
The group comprises Long Island women hosting special events in support of the camp, including Pocket Book Bingo, Card Parties, Basket Auctions and their most popular, Spooky Walk.
“We are always looking for new ways to raise funds for Camp Paquatuck,” said president of the fundraisers, Marcella Weiss.
The group donates 100 percent of the profits to the camp.
Camp Paquatuck is a summer camp for children and young adults with special needs. It has been in operation since 1942 when members of the Moriches Rotary hosted a camping vacation for children afflicted with polio. The first summer was so successful that members decided to continue making sure that “Summer is for Everyone,” the motto of the camp today.
For more than 80 years, the success of this camp has been made possible by donations from the community, including Rotary Clubs and most notably the Moriches Paquatuck Squaws.
Last month, the Camp Paquatuck Fundraisers also celebrated the 35th year of the Spooky Walk.
The group meets at the camp monthly, with the exception of July and December. New members are always encouraged and welcomed.