Dear Family and Friends,
As some of you may know, last summer, I had the incredible opportunity to volunteer at Experience Camps, a one-week camp for children whose parent, sibling, or primary caregiver has died. At this camp, I was able to witness the magic that happens when children are able to come together and be around others that “get it”. The camp provides a nourishing environment for grieving kids to express their feelings and also experience the joy of being a kid while doing regular camp things.
The camps are 100% free to all who attend and we are expanding rapidly to meet the growing demand. We started with 27 campers in 2009, and 580 campers last summer, and expect over 700 next summer. Last summer, we had over 80 campers on a waitlist. I’m asking for your support to ensure that we never have to turn away another grieving child who needs our help.
This Giving Tuesday, please consider making a donation to change a grieving child’s life.
- $5,000 invests in a camper's growth over 5 years at camp
- $1,000 sends a kid to camp for a week
- $500 gives a group of kids a trip to the ice cream shop
- $100 pays for supplies for a memory ceremony on the last night of camp
*Anything that you can give is deeply appreciated*
Thank you for caring about these kids and for recognizing the impact this program has on them.