by Diane Tuazon
MIDLAND/ODESSA - Finding affordable care may be a challenge because regular daycare is closed over the holidays, but one non-profit organization offers an option for you, and it's called Campfire USA.
While parents are working overtime during the holidays, the kids are going to 'Holiday Camp.'
"For our Thanksgiving camp we started off at 25 kids, now we're at about 35 kids," Campfire USA teacher, Penny Quan, said.
Campfire USA has seen an increase in kids enrolling in Holiday Camp, and they say it all boils down to the economy.
"Some people don't have a choice in this economy and need their jobs, that's why we provide financial services for those who need help affording it," Campfire USA Official, Jessica Barnett, said.
"Those who weren't working last year, find themselves working this year, and most parents are having to pick up a second job," Quan said.
Parents say sending their kids to Camp gives them peace of mind.
"I'm a single mother myself, that's how I got affiliated with Campfire USA. When struggling times came, they helped me get through it," Quan said.
Campfire USA is helping families make it through the holidays by being there, while most of us are taking time off to be with family and friends.
Campfire USA will also have a 'Christmas Camp' beginning December 21st until Christmas Eve.
The cost is $55 a week per child, and financial assistance is also available.