Camp Ta-Kum-Ta is hosting the Kool Water Kick Off to help support their year-round programs for children who have or have had cancer and their families. Camp Ta-Kum-Ta is a non profit that runs programs like winter weekends, playgroups, summer programs, and so much more. This year, they have made all programming virtual, including their annual polar bear plunge. Normally everyone would be meeting down at Bayside Park in Colchester and jumping in together. Since they can’t do that this year and be safe, they moved it all online.
In order to participate in the Kool Water Kick Off, you can register on their website and video tape yourself taking the plunge. The event goes until the 18th and when you post your video, make sure to include the #TKTKoolWaterKickOff.
With the event being virtual this year, that gives participants the opportunity to get creative and take the plunge however they want. Meaghan Bombardier, a board member at Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, says, “You can do a water balloon fight, you can get sprayed with a hose or go in the lake.”
This event kicks off the 22nd Kool 105 Ta-Kum-Ta Thon which is the week of December 14th. Meaghan says, “people can call in and make their donations. This event originally started as an end to the week, ‘we did it, lets go jump in the lake’ and now its a kick off for the event to get everything started going in to this week.”