Prosper ISD teen hosts camp, raises money for Noble family

By Aubrey Turner
For the Prosper Press
Camps are held at least once a month, including for Parent’s Night Out events, and cost between $10-20 a child.

Avery Shannon is a fifteen year old entrepreneur.  Shannon organizes and runs children’s camps for neighborhood kids when they have a day off of school and over the summer.  These camps are hosted out of her home and provide a break for parents during the day.   

The funds from this camp are going to help with Makayla Noble’s medical bills. 

Camps are held at least once a month, including for Parent’s Night Out events, and cost between $10-20 a child.

“We are going to give our proceeds to the family to help them out,” Shannon said. “We are also going to tie dye shirts with purple, which is Makayla’s favorite color, and we are going to make her get well cards.  We want her to know the community is thinking about her.”

“Children that are four and up come to the camps,” Shannon said.  “Our oldest is maybe 12.  We have three or four activities for each camp, including something that is active because the kids get so wiggly.” 

Camps are held at least once a month, including for Parent’s Night Out events, and cost between $10-20 a child.

Camps are held at least once a month, including for Parent’s Night Out events, and cost between $10-20 a child. 

Terrence Wheatley dropped his daughter off at the camp. 

“They are going to tie dye shirts and have a good time, and give us parents a couple hours break," he said.  "I know that they are donating the proceeds to this camp and that is absolutely what Prosper is about.”

“All parents need a break,” Wheatley said.  “It is fun for the kids to be with friends from school or the neighborhood.  It is good for the parents to meet their neighbors and be part of the community.  All parents need a break and this is a good, safe, fun way for that to happen.” 

Camps are held at least once a month, including for Parent’s Night Out events, and cost between $10-20 a child.

Nine year old Jack attended the camp. 

“I like coming to the camps,” Jack said. “Each camp has something different to do.  Today we are making purple shirts to think about Makayla.  I think it will make her happy to see all these kids wearing purple.  These camps are really fun and I think kids should come to them.”   

Deena Adams brought two children to the camp. 

“We found out that this was a fundraiser so we decided to try a camp,” Adams said.  “The children are off from school today, but I still need to work, so this is a good way for me to be able to focus for a bit while the kids are having fun.  I really wanted the kids to do something special for someone else.  That is a good way for the kids to learn to think about others.  My children are excited to have fun with kids, and I get to work without distraction for a bit.  Especially with this camp, with supporting Makayla, making cards for her, I just think that is an important lesson for the children.” 

Avery is a nine year old who attended the event. 

“There is so much to do here,” Avery said.  “There is a bounce house here, plus craft, snacks, and tie dye.  I come to a lot of these camps because it is fun to spend time with kids instead of being at home.  I want friends to come to this camp so they could have fun with me.”   

Information about the camp is available on Avery Shannon’s Facebook page called Camps for Kids.