To the Friends of Camp Everywhere -
At YMCA Camp Eberhart, we believe that campers take leaps and bounds forward in their character development by coming to camp. Whether it is meeting new a mentor who changes the course of your life or being a leader among peers struggling to accomplish a challenge, campers have a high quality outdoor experience that is guaranteed to create a lifetime of memories.
As many of you know, camp would not be possible without your support. This past summer we launched Project 132 and it became a cause to bring campers to camp who could not afford camp. I am proud to say that zero campers were turned away from camp this summer because of their finances. Any camper that wanted to come to camp, got a chance to come to camp.
I would like to ask for your support again. Camp cannot operate without your donations and I am asking for you to choose YMCA Camp Eberhart as the organization you support this Holiday Season. Below is a qualitative measure of the impact of camp, in the words of the 2015 Summer Camp Staff.
“Camp is important to me because, when I was a camper, it is where I truly learned to always be who you are and accept who you are in a positive way.” Cole Boulette, Summer Camp Counselor 2015
“Camp is important to me because its home, it's a place where people can be happy and can enjoy life.” Jordan Terrana, SiT Summer 2015
“Camp is important to me because it’s one of the rare places children are aloud to be children, be who they want to be, and discover who they want to become.” Kate Rutledge, Unit Director Summer 2015
“Camp is important to me because it's where I've met the most amazing people and had the best experiences. It's a place that I can call home and know that I will always feel welcome.” Eleanor Carpenter, SiT Summer 2015
“Camp is important to me because it's my second home it's where I can go and be me and meet lots of amazing people.” Randy Huddleston, Summer Camp Counselor 2015
“Camp is the place that helped raised me and allowed me to develop skills and friendships that will carry me through the rest of my life.” Lindsay Pittman, Summer Camp Counselor 2015
“Camp is an environment without cynicism or negativity where children develop their sense of self without judgement.” Euan Campbell, Summer Camp Counselor 2015
"Camp is a safe place where you can be yourself and not worry or care about what others think of you." Jordan Prentice, Summer Camp Counselor 2015
"Camp is important because the bonds between friends you meet at camp will never be broken. Not even time or distance can break that bond." Winnie Papadopoulos, SiT Counselor, 2015 and winner of the Best Name Contest.
"Camp is important because it's not just a place it's a home, a home where you build leadership, communication skills, and confidence, camp is a place you can be yourself; however, even though you can't always be in the "place" we call camp, camp will always be with you. Live long in Prosper." Sydney Pyfer, Summer Camp Counselor 2015
"Camp is important to me because as a kid it allowed me to have access to people and things that I wouldn't have been able to just being at home all summer, helped instill a sense of independence in myself, and gave me my own group of people to identify with. As an adult it gives me an opportunity to help better the lives of kids who come to camp." Reilly O'Connell, Summer Camp Counselor 2015
Camp is a place that will become your second home, it's a place you can be you, where you'll make your best friends, and camp is a place that will help you develop important skills that will last throughout your life. Dana McDorman-Kolata, SiT Counselor 2015
"Camp is where evrey child can express themselves and be fearless." Laura Gosenca, Unit Director Summer 2015
If you have a quote for why camp is important to you, you can add it to the comment section of your donation or send it to me and I will add it here.
Camp is a safe place for young adults to be themselves. It is a place that insures confidence in campers without bias. A gift to camp is a chance to change a life. For more information contact Lincoln McLain at firstname.lastname@example.org or Nikole Constas at email@example.com.