Since I haven’t had the opportunity to meet most of you, I want to introduce myself before sharing very important news about the 2021 Summer Camp. I had the great honor of joining Camp Quality USA as CEO three months ago. I have spent my 30+ year career with non-profits with the majority of my time working to eradicate cancer. In my short time with Camp Quality, I have learned that there isn’t a more committed or compassionate group of staff, volunteers, campers and their families.
It is no secret that 2020 was tough. That’s an understatement. 2021 came roaring in with a vengeance and uncertainty still looming. At Camp Quality, we want nothing more to host camp. We want to see the kids. We want to see them smile and hear them laugh. That’s what we do…but there is this darn thing called a global pandemic. We must keep everyone safe. Unfortunately, we aren’t going to be able to host the traditional residential camp. Tough stuff.
What we are going to do is have an amazingly fun week with our campers through a digital platform. We are going to have such fun with our Camp-In theme, THRIVE! Campers will receive a backpack FILLED with “THRIVE” themed activities, materials and goodies. The THRIVE program will help campers explore how to use their creativity and humor, grow in confidence, be grateful for all things small and large and to have a zest for life and their important place in the world. Camp staff and volunteers will provide fun activities every step of the way. It will be a great week.
We know Camp-In can’t replace our traditional summer camp experience, but it’s a way for us to come together to laugh, share and find a sense of hope through our very special Camp Quality community. I know your camp families miss you so I hope you will join us.
I can’t wait to meet you in person one day soon when it’s safe. We will be sharing more details with you very soon. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please reach out to your camp directors.
All my best,
Laura Vaughn, CEO, Camp Quality USA