There’s thousands of causes, so why Bear Hug? Why choose to focus on something as simple as a week at camp? Why invest so much into this cause? Perhaps it’s because camp is more than it seems. Children who are given the opportunity to experience camp also experience an increase in confidence, self-esteem, and sense of belonging, as well as significant development in adaptability and relationship skills. Such changes may be the very thing that enables a child to succeed. The learning gap within schools is filled by experiences only camp can offer. Camp is simultaneously a challenge and joy, a lesson in coping and resilience, new friendships and new perspectives. It is a paradox of risk within a safe environment. It can be the foundation for not only a healthy adolescence, but a healthy adulthood as well.
In 2018, we provided this chance for development to over 300 kids, and we're asking for your help to provide the gift of camp and all that it offers to even more children in this upcoming year. This vital opportunity is only possible through you; your time, your donations, your passion, your support.