DALLAS, April 23, 2012 – For children and teens, scouting provides a unique opportunity to gain knowledge of the outdoors and skills in leadership and teamwork. On Wednesday, April 25, GEICO associates will help nearly 500 students in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area develop those skills through Learning for Life’s Character Camp.
The camp, held at Camp Wisdom in southwest Dallas, is a free, annual, one-day event for K-12 students that incorporates character-building attributes such as positivity, respect, responsibility, cooperation and integrity. GEICO volunteers will join representatives from Learning for Life in mentoring the students as they participate in activities such as archery, crafts, games, team building exercises and many other scouting activities.
"GEICO is thrilled to be able to participate in a terrific program like Character Camp,” said John Balfour, regional marketing coordinator in GEICO’s Dallas office. “The camp gives kids an opportunity to get outdoors, gain important skills and learn valuable lessons in teamwork. Our associates look forward to working with them every year.”
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the third-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 12 million private passenger customers and insures more than 18 million vehicles (auto & cycle).
GEICO's online service center helps policyholders take care of policy sales, policy changes, claims reporting and to print insurance ID cards.
GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for boats, life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.
For more information, go to www.geico.com.