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Review for Happy Hollow Children's Camp, Inc., Indianapolis, IN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered at Happy Hollow Camp since 1988. This is a camp for kids that are from a socioeconomically challenged family or have a certain type of need(foster family, kids with asthma, ....). At this camp, these kids get to experience the great outdoors, see animals that they have only seen in a book, learn life skills and are able to do many things that they have never even heard of. They learn that there are all sorts of challenges that they can overcome and that they can do many things they never would have dreamed of. Many of these kids come back each summer, and it is so rewarding to see how they have matured in their decision making. It is especially rewarding when these children see the importance of camp and end up coming back at camp counselors when they are old enough. It is so special to see these you men and women grow up and pass on these opportunities to others. We had one girl that came to all 8 years of asthma camp that she was eligible, came back as a counselor in training, counselor, and then returned when she finished college and was a respiratory therapist. We have also had a young man that came many years to asthma camp, returned as a counselor in training, became a counselor, and now is working his way through college. He has turned into a fine young man and has been a great counselor and role model to the youth that are coming through camp.

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?

2013

Role:  Volunteer