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

Rating: 5 stars  

I was initially attracted to working with Happy Hollow Camp because I personally believe an appreciation of nature is essential to being a well-rounded person and Happy Hollow was unique among the groups we support in that they were the only ones to provide an experience focused on the outdoors for the kids. I soon found that this camp is so much more than a way for kids to spend a week exploring the woods. Most of the summer campers come from extremely difficult family, social and economic situations and this camp offers many of them a first glimpse at an entirely different world; one which many of them have never even imagined. They are exposed to experiences they are simply not afforded in their normal lives, many of which can be personally challenging, but once they are able to overcome their apprehension and accomplish something they did not think they could, it changes them forever and gives them the confidence to change other parts of their lives. The physical and mental changes many campers experience in one short week are truly amazing. The number of children that return for multiple summers and who eventually become counselors, is a testament to the positive experience they have each year. I have come to appreciate Happy Hollow for being so much more than a simple summer camp. It is a place where kids can build confidence and learn to overcome obstacles and eventually change the world around them for the better.

Role:  Board Member
 

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

Rating: 5 stars  

I was fortunate enough to be introduced to Happy Hollow camp this year through out corporate charitable foundation. I attended their fundraising gala this past winter and was profoundly struck by the passion and conviction with which one of the former campers who is now a counselor spoke with respect to how this organization affected his life and how it can help other children. Happy Hollow offers children an opportunity to experience something many of them would never have a chance to experience otherwise and they do so at very little cost to the families. The commitment and enthusiasm of the people which make up the Happy Hollow organization is wonderful and they truly love getting to work with the kids.

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?

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?

2013

Role:  Volunteer