NEWPORT – Richard Petty and the Petty Family Foundation are part of a joint effort to boost Camp Albermarle.
According to a release, Camp Albemarle, a 70-year-old ministry providing summer camps, educational, and recreational programs for children and youth throughout Eastern North Carolina, recently acquired a property, previously known as Camp Sam Hatcher, from the Boy Scouts of America, Eastern Carolina Council.
“The Petty Family Foundation has been a long-time supporter of organizations who help children and veterans, so we are pleased to make this gift to Camp Albemarle as they expand their mission to include additional services to young people and to support medical treatments for men and women who have fought for our country,” said Rebecca Petty Moffitt, executive director of The Petty Family Foundation.
The acquisition of this 67-acre property will allow for the continued growth of the ministries and programs of Camp Albemarle. The purchase was made possible by generous grants from the Burt Family Foundation and Petty Family Foundation. Additional support is being provided by the Starcke Family Foundation.
The Petty Family Foundation is also supporting the work of the Burt Family Foundation to develop other facilities, including a lacrosse field for the youth and a facility for veterans in which Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy will be available to treat traumatic brain injuries.
According to the camp, the Petty Family Foundation is also supporting the work of the Burt Family Foundation as they develop other facilities that will include a lacrosse field for kids and a facility for veterans in which Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy will be available to treat traumatic brain injuries.