Read about the history of Camp Promise, the creation of “Pigasus,” and meet the Camp Team!
Camp Promise was founded in 2009 after the sudden cancellation of camps for people with muscular dystrophy. In just six weeks, we found a wheelchair-accessible camp facility in Vaughn, WA, filled an activities calendar for the week, enrolled 27 campers (and 35 volunteers to care for them), and raised $16,000 to pay for it all – thanks to the generosity of individual donors.
In 2011, we added Camp Promise – East to our family, serving an additional group of campers on the East Coast. In 2014, we were brought out to Denver by a group of local families to run Camp Promise – Rockies and have been there ever since!
Pigasus is VERY important to us and we treat Pigasus like our pet: Pigasus goes where we go (our forms, t-shirts, and even to camp). Pigasus is legally part of our family (yes, it’s trademarked!), and as much as we love costumes, we don’t ever dress up Pigasus. Pigasus always faces left and is always this exact shade of pink. If you want to use our logo, please contact us for our branding guidelines.