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.
As the executive Camp director, I have the enormous privilege each opening night campfire to welcome all of our Campers and to share both our Camp story as well as my hopes for each of them during their time at Camp. The excitement and anticipation of what's to come is palpable, and I am always struck by the opportunity that awaits – the impact that Camp and our incredible group of staff and volunteers can have on our 120+ campers in such a short time.