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Causes: Camp Fire, Camps, Cancer, Children & Youth, Diseases of Specific Organs, Health, Sports

Mission: Victory junction enriches the lives of children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses by providing life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun, and empowering, in a safe and medically-sound environment. Victory junction encourages and empowers children by allowing them to fulfill dreams and succeed in first-time challenges. This opportunity allows campers to enjoy activities they never dreamed possible as camping experiences are rare for children with chronic medical conditions. The nascar-themed camp allows children to simply be kids and discard their 'differences' in an environment where everyone is normal. For many, playing, imagining, making friends, enjoying the adventures and experience of camp life is a first.

Programs: Victory junction operates a safe and medically-sound life-changing camping experience to childern with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. During 2014, victory junction held 4 spring sessions, 9 summer sessions, 6 fall sessions allowing over 1,914 children and family members with the following 24 medical conditions to participate in a life-changing camp experience: autism, burn survivor, cancer, craniofacial anomalies, cystic fibrosis, deaf-blindness, diabetes, down syndrome, gastrointestinal disorder, genetic disorder, heart disease, bleeding disorder, immunologic disorder, rheumatologic disorder, kidney disease, lung disease, neurology/seisure disorder, physical disability, sickle cell disease, skin disease, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, transplant receipent and ventilator dependence. The number of camper and families served since victory junction opened its doors in 2004 has exceeded 21,600. Program areas include acting, archery, athletics, boating, bowling, ceramics, climbing, fishing, kickball, horseback riding, miniature golf, outdoor activities, painting, photography, playing, music, singing, swimming, woodworking, and zipline. Victory junction would not be able to serve these children and families if it weren't for our volunteers. During 2014, 1,623 generous people volunteered over 46,240 hours of their time. From 2004 to the present, cumulative volunteer hours exceed 567,091.

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Wow--those are some hefty salaries! I have given to this charity before, but have not done so in a few years. I was going to give again, but thought I would take a quick look at Charity Navigator before donating. Don't think I will donate now--too many other good charities out there that devote more of their donors' contributions to helping people.

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