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.
As a full-time, single mother to a son with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Camp Promise has been the only answer to respite care that my son and I both desperately need. For four days in a row, once a year Zak gets to be free to be himself and I, I get to be anything besides a caregiver.
Lucas attended Camp Promise-East for the first time in 2016. He was the youngest camper, but that detracted not one bit from his experience. If you’re an awesome person, who is all about the fun and is compassionate and caring, then chances are you’re counselor material.