As most of you know, Ryan and I lost our amazing father in March of 2016. I was introduced to Experience Camps by a close friend and was unsure how I would handle volunteering. For those who do not know, Experience Camps is a one week, free camp, for children who have experienced the loss of a parent/guardian or sibling. I speak from the bottom of my heart when I say this week, two years ago, completely changed my life and the way I processed the loss of our Dad, so much so that I have convinced Ryan to volunteer with me(can't wait). It is a true reminder that laughter and love exist within all the sadness and grief of a loss. It is a place where everyone "gets it", and creates a bond like no other. I am currently a member of the Boston Regional Advisory committee for ExCamps. The RAC serves as the boots on the ground for key strategic initiatives, including camper outreach, volunteer recruitment, and local fundraising efforts. We are looking to raise some money for this special place by the end of the year, as it is giving season :). Ryan and I both want to sponsor a camper in honor of Dad. Our goal is $5,000 which will cover all costs associated with sending two kids to camp. The campaign will run from November 16th- December 31st. Thank you in advance for your support!
Emily and Ryan