I've been a volunteer at Live Laugh Love for four years now! It's an amazing expirence for both the teen buddies and the campers! My life a changed immeasurably by camp! That's why I keep coming back every year!
I have been a volunteer for Children's Bereavement Network for 4 years now and for the past 2 years have served on the Board. It is hard to describe the change in the children from the Friday they arrive at camp, to the way they are when they leave on Sunday. While they are there, the discover that it is OK to have fun again, they are not the only one who has lost someone and that whatever they are feeling- it is OK. There are tears and smiles over the course of the weekend but I am sure that it has been an experience that nobody will forget. The Memorial Service is a moving experience that all campers, teens, adult volunteers and family members of campers participate in. At our camp last year we had the fortune of seeing a double rainbow during the time that rain seemed to have "ruined" part of our outdoor time. All stood and watched together for about 30 minutes. It was one of the unbelievable things that happens at camp. There is also a reunion with campers and their families, teens and adult volunteers in the fall where the campers receive a puppy or bear from their loved one's clothing. We share a meal together and also follow-up with families about how camp effected the camper. All in all, it is a wonderful experience.