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Britney's Camp for Kids -- Desperate Times

4/28/2010 4:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The summer camp that Britney Spears created for under-privileged kids back in 1999 is in serious danger of going under -- unless they find some serious dough ASAP.

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The camp -- a ten-day summer program for 250 "economically disadvantaged students" -- was originally named the "Britney Spears Camp for the Performing Arts" until Brit bowed out in 2004. After that, the camp was renamed Summer Stars Camp and received generous donations from sponsors like 50 Cent and the Jonas Brothers.

But now, the camp's executive director tells TMZ they've run out of money and can't seem to find any more celebrity sponsors this year -- the first time they've had money issues since the place was founded.

The director also claims that the camp is so desperate for the $250,000 it needs to stay afloat, they've entered a contest run by Pepsi in a last ditch effort to score a grant.

Attempts to reach Britney for comment were unsuccessful.

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16.

Pricilla    

You are ridiculous! Everyone knows that she has no right to control your money, and even if she have this. She is not obliged to care for a place to spend 250,000 for 10 days! The money is hers and she does what her want with it! Why not tell that to Celine Dion? Always find a way to incriminate Briney, I dream with a day that I will open the TMZ and see something good about her. WTF!

1616 days ago
17.

wkenddad    

Is it only me who noticed that Britney is obvioulsy photoshoped into this photo?
Look at the shadows on Britney and then the surrounding people and environ.
They are obviously different...

1616 days ago
18.

TattooGoddess    

OK kids lets do some math shall we?



$250,000



250 kids



$1,000 per kid



$100 Per Day Per kid.



I would say no more then $20 in food per day. The rest goes twords keeping the lights on,stoves lit and everything else a normal "house" would need.



$250,000 is a drop in the bucket for most celbs. Hell CD just build a huge ass theme park in her back yard. Get her to pitch in!

1616 days ago
19.

tc    

talk about the turd in the punch bowl

1616 days ago
20.

Moe Greene    

Buy $250K worth of crack and see who can bring back the most profit. That is what these kids need to learn. They will never be stars so why pretend?

1616 days ago
21.

JoeP    

Hey Moe, you seem to know quite a bit about crack. How much did your mom smoke when she was pregnant with you? Did she sell her entire body or just her oral services for a quick hit?

1616 days ago
22.

Britney Spears is a joke    

Oh what a surprise - - just another thing that Britney is neglecting! She neglects her own children so why would this be a surprise. She is a loser

1615 days ago
23.

Digniteez    

Fun to be snarky about Britney, but the camp actually looks to be pretty cool, and doing some good work that deserves support. And done correctly the math is $1000 per kid, not 10k, which is cheap for summer camp. http://summerstars.org/featured-media/

1615 days ago
24.

joecartwright    

Here you go



1615 days ago
25.

Ten Cents    

Where's Jay-Z and Beyonce ? Hey let's tap that $$$$$$$ source for the brothers and sistas.

1614 days ago
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