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Review for Alhambra St. Francis Camp on the Lake, Dearborn, MI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with St. Francis from its inception in 1984. That year, we had to replace the roof on one of the buildings, a roof we replaced again last year. For the past 12 years I have been very active in updating and providing leadership for capital improvement projects which have included replacing the siding on Alhambra Lodge, building a new deck, rebuilding the screened porch and this year, building a new pole barn for the camps use. I tell you this because I love St. Francis Camp. With up to 350 campers yearly St. Francis provides a safe fun environment for those who society has pushed aside the cognitively impaired. To see the smiles on our campers faces, to have a camper give you the biggest bear hug you can imagine is the greatest reward I will ever receive in life. I know that St. Francis Camp makes a difference in these camper’s lives, and I am proud to be a part of that difference.

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

In witnessing the smiles of our campers, and the thank you's from parents and caretakers upon their campers return home.

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

Wish to expand our services to every cognitively imparied person free of charge. OK, so I can dream big.

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How did you learn about this organization?

I have been involved in the organization for over 25 years.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

To rebuild Cedar Hall

What is its top priority in the long run?

Improving our services, and bringing them to more campers.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Board Member & I have been involved in capital improvement and management of the camp.