When I started Experience Camps (which at the time was only Manitou Experience), it was not from a personal loss. I think people usually expect that it was. But over the years, the stories of thousands of campers and volunteers have woven into my own. I'm part of the scaffolding that distributes the weight of each person's grief so it doesn't feel quite so heavy to any one person. It is my great privilege to be part of that scaffolding and part of the journey of each person who belongs to this special kind of family.
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 we've been off and running ever since. Next summer, we will have over 700 campers at 5 locations around the country. It is through the people who believe in us that we've been able to grow as fast as we have, and yet there's so much more to do.
Our volunteers, campers, families, partners, influencers, and supporters are the loudly ticking heart of this organization. Please join us in sharing the message, sharing your own story, and filling the fuel tank of this engine so we can keep reaching the kids who need us.