CU Showcase: How WSECU Helped Forty Youngsters Spend Their Summer Vacation

Hint: They’re headed back to class this fall much smarter about to handle money, thanks to WSECU.

9/10/2019 

Happy Campers

Happy campers graduated from Camp Tumtastic money smart. We think we even spot some of the students opening their eyes to a credit union!

At summer camp you can learn to build a fire and pitch a tent. You can take swimming lessons. You can eat smores. Maybe even fall off your first horse. But wait, that’s your grandma’s summer camp.  

These days, kids are having more productive experiences, bonding with friends, and in some cases, getting their first (fun) taste of adulting. 

This summer, Olympia-based WSECU teamed up the Tumwater Parks and Recreation Department to sponsor “Camp Tumtastic Summer Camp.”  

The team at WSECU’s Tumwater Trosper branch created a week’s worth of activities for elementary school students. Every morning, the campers focused on a different aspect of financial literacy, including budgeting, how to understand bills, and how to partner with their parents to save.  

The kids toured the branch, met staff, and learned how credit unions serve consumers. During that same memorable week, while the littles were at Camp Tumtastic, WSECU staff put on a Financial Reality Fair for 13 teenagers.  

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