linda, ryan's mom
Camp is an experience that every child deserves. Most parents have a multitude of options. But when your child has a serious illness, has just lost the ability to walk, and is fearful of trusting others to care for him (the way that only Mom and Dad have in the past), those options become infinitely smaller.
Enter Camp Promise. The depth of commitment to bring happiness to all of its campers is unlike anything you will find at any other camp. Libby, Abby, and all of the amazing counselors at Camp Promise make all of the boys feel loved, capable and included. From the excellent “pre-camp” screening and communication, to the impressive “camp welcome greeting”, we knew immediately that we had made a good choice.
Camp Promise offers a community of caring, enthusiastic, capable adults that are passionate about making a difference in the lives of the boys that they serve. These caring adult role models understand the importance of human connections and the isolation that children with DMD face. Their top priority is safety, and they offer a nurturing environment that enhances social skills, promotes self-confidence and develops the creativity and talents that boys with DMD need.
Our son, Ryan, came home from Camp Promise with renewed self-confidence and a giant smile on his face! He also gained a greater trust of others and a sense of self-worth. He couldn’t wait to tell us how he rocked the talent show and how much fun he had with the games, competitions, daily swimming and activities!
Thank you Camp Promise for brightening the lives of our special boys! Never underestimate that the simplest efforts may be the stars on someone’s horizon.