Bear Hug Foundation wrote -
You can change a life by sending a child to camp.
Have you ever seen the smile on a kid's face after he's jumped into a lake for the very first time, got up on waterskis or made it to the top of the climbing wall? It's simply amazing, something a child will never forget. The Bear Hug Foundation sends underprivileged, special needs and at-risk kids to summer camp. Our mission is to provide self-esteem and skill-building programming for kids as they explore and enjoy the outdoors while becoming more independent and self secure. These kids experience things they would only otherwise dream of. Most live in failing neighborhoods and have never been outside of their city limits. Camp allows children to try new things, learn about themselves and face their fears, all in an environment that will create memories of a lifetime. Ask anyone who has ever gone to camp....the best friends, the best memories, the best times. Help us give kids an opportunity that they will cherish and remember forever.