Run-D.M.C. group member Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels has announced the formation of Camp Felix, a summer camp for children without parents.
Founded through D.M.C.’s The Felix Organization, Camp Felix has a mission of sending 150 children to summer camp with hopes of giving them a life changing experience.
“There are many children growing up without parents, in the foster care system or with parents who aren’t really equipped,” D.M.C told AllHipHop.com in a statement. “These children do not have the opportunities we had, or parental hands to guide and support them as we did. We want to give them what so many of us are lucky enough to take for granted, new opportunities. New adventures.”
D.M.C. has partnered up with The New York Foundling to gain access to a 350-acre existing camp located in Putnam Valley, New York for 3 weeks in August.
The 136-year-old Foundling is a nationally recognized as a leader in providing services to children without parents.
In January 2006, DMC was the subject of a VH1 “Rock Doc” titled My Adoption Journey, that focused on the pioneering rapper’s recent, shocking discovery that he was adopted.
The program also followed D.M.C. as he revealed his new perspective on life while discovering his birthroots.
Donations to support The Felix Organization can be sent to: 43 Oyster Bay Road, Locust Valley NY, 11560.