BENEFITING: YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
Ryan Erickson wrote -
A Message from Ryan, Nigel, and Jacob
This’ll be our 10th summer at Camp Ernst. It seems like just yesterday we were campers ourselves down in the Valley Boys cabins. Since 2004, camp has defined our summers. Without camp, our lives never would have intersected. For Nigel and Jacob, their time together began in 2005. The three of us have been at camp together since 2007, our first year as LITs. Since Week 7 of ’07, we have been inseparable. Today, we often reminisce about our time as campers and the wonderful counselors we had who influenced us in incredibly powerful ways. What keeps us coming back is the knowledge that now, it is our time. We get to be those life-changing counselors that shape children into admirable men and women that embody honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility.
With your help, we can sponsor a camper; we can bring in another child for a potentially life-changing summer. As counselors, will we be able to get through to every child that attends camp in the summer? Of course not! Our job is worth it, though, if even a handful of our campers grow up to become counselors. It would mean the world to us if you could assist us in our quest to give another the child the opportunity to experience an undeniably awesome summer of growth and fun.
Our goal is currently to just raise enough for one scholarship ($595), but we don't have to stop there! We'll keep upping the goal if we hit one scholarship!