BENEFITING: CAMP STARFISH INC
Starfish is one of the only summer and year-round support programs in the country for children with emotional, behavioral, social, and learning challenges with a 1-to-1 ratio of staff to campers at all times.
I founded the camp in 1998 and since then it has grown to serve increasing numbers of children. Among its many successes are providing a safe, fun therapeutic summer experience for children who are acutely aware of what's wrong with them -- most of the children have had multiple school placements, unsuccessful camp experiences, and in some cases, even multiple foster placements because their behaviors are challenging to manage.
Camp Starfish provides a respite for their caretakers and a chance for children to learn, grow and discover their value and their capacity to be successful. I'm working to raise $10,000 to supplement scholarships for the remainder of this summer.