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Experience Camps for Grieving Children

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THE STORY:

Every day, I get at least one new camper application in my inbox that tells another story of how a child's world was torn apart by the death of a parent or sibling. Each summer, I spend 3 weeks with those campers, hearing the intimate details of their grief and memories and regrets. For many of them, it's the only time they get to do that all year long. Can you imagine bottling all of that heaviness up? Can you imagine doing it as a 10-year old? We're giving kids the opportunity to open up that bottle and start healing. We're giving them a place to share, feel supported, play basketball, eat s'mores, and get spoiled rotten by our unbelievable volunteers. We're giving them the best week of their year. We know because they tell us.

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".

$100

MONEY RAISED
  • Norm and Samantha Sage

    $50

  • Mike Frueh

    $50

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4% Raised of $2,500 Goal

The Team: $132,147 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Sunil Arora

Amount Raised

$31,315

 

125% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Wiley Cerilli

Amount Raised

$12,875

 

52% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Curran Archer

Amount Raised

$12,390

Fundraiser Title

Sacha Goodson

Amount Raised

$8,225

 

235% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Aron Weingard

Amount Raised

$6,160

 

123% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Molly and William Gilmore

Amount Raised

$5,706

 

114% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joshua Hahn

Amount Raised

$5,506

 

92% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Todd Arky

Amount Raised

$5,468

 

109% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Mike Frueh

Mike Frueh

DONATION: $50

Thanks for all you do! 2 years ago

Norm and Samantha Sage

Norm and Samantha Sage

DONATION: $50

In memory of Erik Higgins. Beloved father of Ryan, Daniel and Valerie 2 years ago