Here’s what we know for sure: Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp transforms people. Campers conquer fears and build confidence, while building a community of friends and enjoying some respite from their families and everyday life. Families, too, enjoy a little respite, learn to let go a little, and beam with pride at what their campers learn from going to camp and the joy they get from being there. Counselors and staff that work closely with campers learn that, at the end, we’re all about the same. We all want to love and be loved and have fun! Lessons learned at Mt Hood Kiwanis Camp last forever and make us all better for the experience.
We also know camp, as we know it, cannot be held this year. We, along with our campers and their families, are heartbroken. But we also know this health crisis will eventually pass and we will gather together at camp once again in the future. We don’t know when, but we know we will!
All organizations must invest in the behind-the-scenes people, infrastructure and systems that support and ensure success. Mt Hood Kiwanis Camp’s future depends on continued investment to deliver the rich camp experience we all expect. We hope you’ll consider supporting MHKC with a donation in any amount, and by spreading the word to others on why Camp matters to you. Your support will help us continue MHKC’s legacy of empowering children and adults with developmental disabilities through equitable access to the outdoors and recreation.
Thanks, and stay healthy!