This past summer was my fourth consecutive at Experience Camps at their initial site Camp Manitou. It is truly a great organization that makes a real difference in the lives of kids. I've stayed in the bunk with some of the same kids for all four years and have watched them grow from the smallest in camp to soon to be 13 year-olds and hope to stay with them through their completion of high school. In coming back year after year, you get to see the impact that this place has and the strogn relationships formed by these amazing kids.
I am proud that one of my Potomac co-workers also volunteered at the Georgia site. I pledged as part of last year's campaign that all Potomac employees will be able to volunteer without using vacation time. I look forward to others volunteering as time goes by.
The program is entirely funded via donations - making it free for the kids and their families. I've had some kids in my bunk that couldn't afford sneakers and did not arrive with a week's worth of clothes, so the opportunity to come to a free program is criticial for some of the families. Please donate what you can and feel confident that it will make a real difference.
And everyone associated wtih Experience Camps will tell you..."It's the best week of the year".
Experience Camps wrote:
This past summer marked our 10th year of Experience Camps. In 2009, we held our first program with 27 boys at Camp Manitou and next summer we will have over 700 campers at 5 locations around the country.
Our volunteers, campers, families, partners, influencers, and supporters are the loudly ticking heart of this organization.