BENEFITING: Experience Camps
For the past several summers I have volunteered at Experience Camps Maine. Experience Camps (ExCamps) are free, one-week camps for boys and girls who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver. The program started at Camp Manitou in Maine (ManEx) and has grown to camps for boys and girls in New York, California, and Georgia. Next summer, ExCamps will welcome its fifth location, Camp Somerset for Girls, located on the same beautiful lake as Camp Manitou.
To honor this milestone and the rebirth of Camp Somerset, this August I will swim a 5K between the two camps on East Pond. The course will take me around Birch Island - the same island to which the boys from ManEx swim to earn their "Island Swim" patch - to Somerset's waterfront and back around Loon Island to Camp Manitou. Please consider supporting the inaugural Camp Somerset Experience Campers of 2018!