Going into our offsite Family Weekend, I wasn’t sure what to expect. It was our first time facilitating a residential program away from the confines of our facility in Ashford, and we were working with a population with which we had little experience. What we knew was we had to bring the essence of Camp with us and recreate the magic to allow “a different kind of healing” to take place.
The Blog Cabin
Welcome to The Blog Cabin. Here, you will find musings from Camp's CEO, Jimmy Canton, and other members of our leadership team and Camp friends. We hope you'll pull up a chair and share your thoughts too. We're excited for you to join the conversation!
I was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in September of 1986. After attending the first three days of 8th grade, I was taken to the hospital, and my life changed forever. I was given less than a 30% chance of surviving. After four months of chemotherapy, I had a bone marrow transplant and spent 10 long weeks in a sterilized isolation room where I sat in bed all day long. I spent the rest of the spring and summer recuperating at home, and I had to stay isolated so my immune system could rebuild. When I returned to school as a freshman in the fall, I had lost a year of my life.