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September 24, 2012

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September 24, 2012

Working at Camp Blessing changed my life. Every week there grew me as a man. My greatest joy has been in serving there. I cannot wait to go back and be involved with loving this amazing campers!

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

September 24, 2012

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September 24, 2012

Cannot even begin to express our love for Camp Blessing. My kids have served here for three summers. We have altered vacation plans to make sure that they are there...per their request!! This is always the most important part of their year. I am thankful for the opportunity that Camp Blessing has given my kids to grow in Christ and serve other precious children! We love you guy!!!!

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

April 13, 2011
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April 13, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

I have volunteered at Camp Blessing for the past 3 summers. It is a place near and dear to my heart. The first year God called me to serve I made excuses for reasons I couldn't go... distance since I live in Tennessee, single parent to 3 children, financial expense...but for every door I tried to close, He opened an answer. His plan was awesome - I witnessed first hand unconditional love from some of the most giving, honorable, Christian young adults I have ever met. I went thinking I was going to give so much, but in reality I was the one who was blessed - by the counselors and by the campers. Camp Blessing is a family serving children who happen to have special needs. It was the most wonderful experience of my life. I am returning to volunteer again this summer and feel so fortunate that my 15 year old son is joining me as a junior counselor.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

witnessing and spreading the Word of God

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

February 19, 2011

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February 19, 2011

This will be our third year attending Camp Blessing. I have been so pleased and impressed with the staff and the facility. From the moment you arrive you can feel the love and the excitement that the volunteers have for the campers. It's a contagious joy. The fear of "can you manage my child?" is replaced with "your child is welcome here" They say "thank you for sharing your child with us, he is a blessing." The activities are well planned. They have flexibility to meet individual abilities and likes. The counselors are from all over the country and they are hand picked, amazing and excellent young adults. I especially appreciate that they have guys matched with the boy campers. I have been to other camps where my son has a female counselor and that presents challenges. The camp is also affordable, however, you can't put a price on respite. And it's comforting to know that if necessary I can get to the camp quickly because it's so close to home. I hope to be able to volunteer at Camp Blessing myself and give back to this ministry that has blessed so many.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Camp Blessing gives my family an opportunity to enjoy a time without the priority of caring for the daily needs of a child with special needs.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouldn't change anything. But it would be great to give back to this organization by volunteering or funding.

February 15, 2011

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February 15, 2011

My son who is non-verbal and autistic has attended two summers in a row. Words cannot express the experience he had and if that weren't enough we now have life long friends that we will love and cherish forever. Spencer's typical day consists of intensive one on one therapy 9-4 and the evenings are generally confind to our home as it can be challenging to take him out in public. Camp B allowed him to explore and do things that are not otherwise possible for a kid that is as profoundly affected as he is.

As a parent his time gave us some much needed respite. We were able to go on date nights again!! Finding childcare for a disabled child is a real challenge and overnight care is unheard of. It was so refreshing for us to have a few nights where we could just "chill". When he returned home we were well rested and ready to take those challenges back on with a song in our hearts.

Additionally my older son who is not disabled was able to attend camp alongside his brother and other kids just like him who live with a sibling with a disability every day. His awareness and acceptance for his brother (and people with disabilities in general) was so dramatically changed!! Many times parents put their kids in counseling to help them cope with a disabled sibling...i feel like there is no amount of counseling that could have done what camp did for our son!!

Camp Blessing is truly amazing!!!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Camp B allowed our autistic to explore and do things that are not otherwise possible. As a parent his time at camp gave us some much needed respite. Finding childcare for a disabled child is a real challenge and overnight care is unheard of. Our older son who is not disabled was able to attend camp. His awareness and acceptance for his brother (and people with disabilities in general) was so dramatically changed!!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouldn't change a thing except make it more accessible financially for families who struggle paying medical bills for their disabled kid and can't pay to send the child to camp. That's why I think this grant would be so well used!!!

February 14, 2011

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February 14, 2011

My nephew volunteered as a counselor this past summer and had a great time with all of the kids. This camp is truly a blessing to not only the campers, but also the volunteers who help everything run smoothly.

What an extra-ordinary facility that helps nourish growth and love.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I found out on facebook that my nephew had been the counselor of one of my co-worker's nephew. What a small world!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None.

February 10, 2011

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February 10, 2011

My granddaughter is visually impaired. Her family heard about Camp Blessing from her school advisor. She attended Camp Blessing for the first time last summer (2010). What a grand experience she had. She loved every miinute of the activities. What an ideal counselor to camp attendee ratio. For her to feel safe, loved, and blessed all at the same time is monumental! Thank Camp Blessing!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

through my granddaughter's attendance

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes.

February 10, 2011

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February 10, 2011

I have two boys with Mental Retardation and they will both be attending Camp Blessing for the first time this summer. I have had the pleasure of speaking with the director and his wife and I believe that my boys are not only going to enjoy themselves thoroughly, but also be spiritually uplifted and gain a closer relationship to Christ. The registration process was thorough and I am comfortable in knowing that they know my boys and their needs before they will arrive. The camp offers a wide variety of activities that my kids don't get to do during their regular schedule. I am very excited for my boys and can't wait to get their feedback this summer!!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have spoken with the director and his wife and I have also received emails from the director regarding all the work they have been doing in order to start camp in a new location this year. This review included--they have been working hard to raise money for the camp and find ample number of volunteers.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

1. I made verbal contact with camp personnel in order to make sure that everything was received so that my boys would be able to attend camp, but I would like to receive written confirmation with the camp dates they will attend and receipt of payment. 2. I have a 3 year old with the same developmental delays as my older boys and I would love to be able to take him to a day camp that parents could attend with their child. Access to activities that camp offers is limited.

February 9, 2011

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February 9, 2011

Our son has attended Camp Blessing 2 years in a row. Our family's lives has tremendously changed experiencing him going to camp. The staff is awesome. The love of God that is shown to everyone that comes to camp is phenomenal. The staff makes each and every camper feel so special from the time they arrive until departure time. They love on you and there is a sense of peace when leaving your love ones in the care of the staff. The campers get to experience more than they could ever imagine. Camp Blessing makes camp to a love one with a disability feel like they have no challenges - they can conquer the world. I love these people and all they do for our love ones.
Thank you

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

allowing my child to participate and overcoming my fears.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Fundraise so that all who wanted to attend Camp Blessing would never be on a waiting list.

February 9, 2011

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February 9, 2011

I have a nephew with autism that has attended Camp Blessing and loves it. His brother also goes to camp with him and has met friends that have siblings with disabilities. I think this is so important so that he can share with friends that have the same family dynamic. This experience has been so good for both of them. The counselors are so caring.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen the positive results the experience at Camp Blessing made in my nephews relationship.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing, it is a great organization.

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