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Shaquita O.

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Review for Child Welfare League of America, Inc. (CWLA), Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

CWLA is a reputable and well-known national network advancing best practices in child welfare. As a leader and voice on federal public policy development and implementation impacting the well-being of children, youth, families, and communities. The historical impact is felt nationally and internationally across many disciplines.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field

Review for Camp Horizon Inc, Decatur, GA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Camp Horizon is FAMILY!!!

My primary role is a volunteer; I serve as a board member and professional.

I have known about Camp Horizon for 13 years and lived vicariously through my baby sister who was a camper for 10 years. She started going to summer camp when she was 8; she was an energetic child that I am sure was a hand full. Every summer when she returned from camp, she was always sad; she would sleep with her camp souvenirs for weeks until she adjusted at home. As she got older, she became adjusted to the camp routine and matured into a beautiful, unselfish young lady. When she graduated from high school, I met her Camp FAMILY and instantly I knew why she loved them.

That summer I volunteered as a counselor and I have been a counselor for 3 years. As a counselor, you get to personally make a difference in these children lives, many who do not receive hugs at home and at camp are over showered with a hug. These children are given the opportunity to be kids, with no worries of if they will move to another home, have to go to court, or be abused or neglected. The kids that come to Camp Horizon are special because they are made to feel special because they are; they genuinely make connections with other campers, counselors, and staff. They are given a choice, empowering them for future decisions they will have to make.

If you do not remember anything else Camp Horizon is Family and family is forever.

-Shaquita O

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Role:  Volunteer