Annual Report 2019 (1) - Flipbook - Page 8
sharing circle | noun | an opportunity for campers and volunteers to tell their stories to
an understanding and supportive group of peers and mentors.
"My dad passed away and I didn’t know
what to do because I had never had
something this tough happen to me
before. Because of Experience Camps I
now know I’m not alone now and that
people will actually understand me."
"I love watching year after year how
much the girls have grown. I love at
camp watching them step outside their
comfort zone and become more
And I also love
experiencing being part of their grief
journey, and seeing how it changes
"I find this camp to not be about
sadness, I find it to be about happiness
and having fun, and being a normal kid.
I really love being surrounded by
people who have experienced the same
grief I have because we all can relate
and we all can understand each other
in at least one way. It’s really helpful."
"My campers have shown me what it
truly means to be resilient and become
the best version of myself. Together we
laughed, cried, sat in our sadness,
roasted s'mores, participated in epic
relay races and minute to win it
challenges, and celebrated the life of
the person or people that have died."