KOA Kampground Opens Day Care Center
Kay Holman wants Evelyn’s Angels Day Care near Jonestown, Pa., to go above and beyond what standard day-care services provide.
“This is high-quality day care at an affordable rate,” said Holman, a mother of eight, foster parent of six and grandmother of 17 who runs the KOA campground just north of here and where Evelyn’s Angels is located, according to the Lebanon (Pa.) Daily News.
The center is named after Heather Speziali’s grandmother, Evelyn, who said she saw angels in her hospital room, Holman said. Speziali is one of the instructors.
Designed for children between ages 2 and 12, the day care offers standard services as well as extras, such as use of the campground’s miniature-golf course and play area.
“This is a perfect setting to learn about nature,” said Holman, who ran day-care and foster-care homes in Ohio and Florida before buying the campground five years ago.
“We’ve put a lot of time and effort into making this safe for campers, the community and kids,” she said. “We’re trying to have a place here that’s community-friendly.”
The 26-acre campground can accommodate 129 campers and has six cabins, a pool and doggie playground. The park is 25 miles northeast of Harrisburg.
In late September, a corn maze will open in an adjacent cornfield for haunted hayrides, Holman said.
Evelyn’s Angels is licensed to handle 25 children.