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Be a LUM Camp Counselor – Make A Difference

Would you, or someone you know, make a good LUM Camp Counselor?

LUM Camp is a week-long, over-night camp program for low-income children from 8 to 10 years old. Volunteer camp counselors must be 18 years old, enjoy working with children and be able to spend the entire week at camp. Counselors are needed from 11 a.m. Monday, July 29 to 4 p.m. Friday, August 2. 

Join Joe Micon, LUM Camp director, in his 40th year at camp, and make this the year YOU make a difference in the lives of local children.

To learn more about becoming a LUM Volunteer Camp Counselor, click HERE.

Meet Connie — LUM Summer Receptionist


LUM is pleased to announce that Connieconnie Decker will be serving as the summer morning receptionist. Connie has been volunteering with LUM for over seven years in a variety of areas including as a volunteer afternoon receptionist and with bulk mailings, Hunger Hike, Jubilee Christmas and the Tax Assistance Program.

Connie grew up and still lives in Lafayette. Born in Roachdale, she has never lived more the 52 miles from her childhood home. Connie is a Jefferson High School alumna and retired from the main office of the Food & Nutrition (dietary) Services department with Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health—Lafayette Central.

Connie has a daughter (Shannon Renee) and two grandchildren—Emily (19) and Zakary (16). She enjoys supporting her grandchildren by attending their activities and helping get them around town. Emily will attend Purdue in the Fall, and Zakary attends Frontier Senior High School, Chalmers.

Connie enjoys working for LUM and is proud to be a part of the team. She states that “the services provided by LUM are so important for the families in our community — and LUM offers help and hope with compassion, ethics and morals.” In addition to LUM, Connie also volunteers as a tutor and reads to second grade students in the Lafayette School Corporation. In her free time, she bakes — and often shares her treats with the volunteers and staff at LUM. LUM is blessed to have Connie continue her work this summer.