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Experience Camps for Grieving Children

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THE STORY:

For the past two years I have been a part of the Experience Camp family.  Experience camp is a special place where children get to come to play and not feel alone.  Not alone because all the other children, and some adults, have also experienced a death of a significant person in their life.  It's a one-week, free camp, run by volunteers and clinicians.  And it's the best experience ever.

Some of you may know that I experienced a significant death early on in my life.  My Aunt Nancy was taken far too early from this world.  It took me a long time to fully realize what I was feeling and it wasn't until High School that I really started to grasp what the loss meant to me.  None of my friends wanted to hear about it.  None of them understood.  Quite a few of them told me "It was a long time ago.  It shouldn't matter anymore."  Well it did matter and although it was in the past by years it was still in my mind.  What I wish I had was Experience Camps.  A place I could have gone as a child to get to understand my feelings and make life long connections with others that knew where I was coming from.  That wanted to talk about their person.  That needed to talk about their person.  And so, I want to give at least two more kids that opportunity.

My fundraiser is set for a goal of $2,000.  It takes a $1,000 dollar donation to send one camper, but I would like to send at least 2.  Please help me to allow more children to attend this life-changing camp.  I thank you in advance and I know that my Experience Camp family also thanks you for your help to make more children feel like they are part of this family, that they are not alone.

The ultimate cherry on top, if Experience Camps gets the most donations for this Revlon Love is On competition, and it is possible, camp will also earn an extra $1,000,000!! That's enough to send 1,000 campers to camp, plus all the money that was donated to get there. If that's not an incentive, I don't know what is.

 

 

Experience Camps wrote -

Experience Camps are one-week camps for boys and girls who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver.  It's a place where kids can laugh, cry, play, create, remember the person who died, or forget the grief that weighs them down.  It's a place where they can feel "normal", because everyone there has been through something similar and understands what it's like to lose someone important to them. It's a home away from home. And just about everyone will tell you..."It's the best week of the year".

This year, we're raising money to keep the magic going, expanding our camper numbers, camp locations and year-round programs so that campers can stay connected and never feel alone in their grief.

Still not convinced? Watch OUR VIDEO.

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$75

MONEY RAISED
  • Sarah Purdy

     

  • Eleanor Van Tassel

    $25

  • Kimberly Van Tassel

    $25

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4% Raised of $2,000 Goal

The Team: $414,954 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Experience Camps

Amount Raised

$61,040

 

12% Raised of $500,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sunil Arora

Amount Raised

$30,264

 

101% Raised of $30,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Wiley Cerilli

Amount Raised

$22,620

 

75% Raised of $30,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ben Luntz

Amount Raised

$20,508

 

103% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Damon Leary

Amount Raised

$19,910

 

199% Raised of $10,002 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Emily Distel Herman

Amount Raised

$19,775

Fundraiser Title

Aron Weingard

Amount Raised

$16,227

 

108% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Matthew Solow Gracie Lebersfeld

Amount Raised

$12,887

 

86% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Kimberly Van Tassel

Kimberly Van Tassel

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Eleanor Van Tassel

Eleanor Van Tassel

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Sarah Purdy

Sarah Purdy

Aunt Nancy 2 years ago