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Review for Camp Sol Inc, Dallas, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Camp Sol is an organization dedicated to helping families that have experience the death of a child. Their mission is to "Heal the family heart". I am a 34 year old father of 4, 3 boys and 1 girl ranging from 2 years to 11 years. In 2006, our 3rd child pasted an away at the age of 3 months. It was SIDS and completely unexpected. While we were at Children's Medical Center we met a wonder child life counselor that suggested we contact Camp Sol. We did so and the following March, we went to our first Camp Sol retreat, scared and confused because we were struggling with our grief and how to help our 2 older children grieve. At Camp Sol, we met other people who were going through it and for the first time in months felt like we were not "Crazy", we were grieving normally. We were able to talk openly about our experience, our emotions, struggles and ideas for how to move forward, but the most important think was we were given hope that we would smile again, that life would still go on, and that it would be a bumpy road, but to hang on. This time with my family and the friends we have made has really help in the healing of my families "Heart".

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

helping my family smile again.

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

expand the program to other markets.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that my children (11 and 9 ) have now began comforting and sharing their greif journey with children that are experiencing it fresh. There is something about a hug and tears when they come from someone that really knows what your going through.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Amazing, caring, loving, and compasionate men and women who have a love for the entire family. They serve every member of the family so the family can better support each other.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Expand it's services to a national level, the DFW Metroplex is lucky to have this organization, but not everyone has access to a great program like this.

Ways to make it better...

They served chicken nuggets at every meal for the kids (I have a very picky eater)

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Lack of resources. The activities are provided free of charge to th families in attendance to remove that barrier so all can come. Money is needed and the second is space capacity, the now offer 2 retreats because of max capacity issues.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Thank you Camp Sol, you gave me and my family back Hope and without hope we have nothing.

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Role:  Client Served & My family experienced the death of our 3rd child and CAMP SOL was there for us and I am now a member of the board as I want to make sure that Camp Sol is around in the future for our grieving parents and siblings.