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Why Our Electronics Policy Leans Toward Roughin’ It

As wonderful as FaceTime is, there is simply no substitute for face-to-face time. Especially when you’re part of a community that only gathers in-person for one week each year. So for that one week, we ask everyone to leave video games, tablets, laptops, and cell phones at home, a policy the majority of camps nationwide have adopted as well.

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Terin Izil
Top NYC Ad Agency Takes on Camp Promise As Client

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING IS THIS YEAR'S APRIL FOOL'S DAY PRANK: We at Camp Promise have always had informal ties to the ad community through Camp Director Terin Izil's day job as a copywriter. But this spring, The Beta Agency took on Camp Promise as a pro-bono client. "We're hoping this will be the beginning of a long partnership," said Abby Harris-Shea, the agency's Chief Creative Officer. "We see how much passion lives in the Camp Promise community and want to make sure it shows in their marketing efforts."

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Terin Izil
Making Camp a Priority, Part 2: How to Fit Camp Into Your TBD Job

Not sure you can make it to camp this summer because you're in the middle of a job search and think you’ll land a job right before camp? If you find yourself saying “I can’t commit to camp right now because I don’t know where I’ll be working this summer” or “I’m in the process of applying for jobs and am not sure if I will be able to get time off,” then this post is for you! Read on for some words of wisdom from veteran volunteers who will help you land your job AND get time off to come to camp.

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Libby Brockman
Making Camp a Priority, Part 1: How to Get Time Off For Camp This Summer

Every year we hear from folks that they want to come to camp, but they just aren’t sure they can make it because they have to work. We understand taking off a week to volunteer is a big deal and a big sacrifice, but in our humble opinion, we think it’s so, so worth it. Read on for some tips and tricks from the pros on how and when to ask for time off so you don’t have to miss another summer of Camp Promise.

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Libby Brockman
Thankful for Camp Promise

In honor of Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday, and this season of thankfulness, we’re excited to share with you a blog post from Trey, a seven-year veteran camper at Camp Promise-East. After aging out of other camps for people with muscular dystrophy, Trey now attends Camp Promise and shared this piece with us after camp last year to show us what camp means to him and how thankful he is to be able to attend.

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Shannon Healey
2017 Mid-Season Update

As we get ready for our last camp of the season, Camp Promise-West, we're overcome with memories of Camp Promise-East and Camp Promise-Rockies. It's been an incredible summer with so many returning campers and staff, as well as many new faces who quickly became friends.

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Libby Brockman