Be Your Campself
Summer is finally here! Victory Junction welcomed their first campers of the season and Ethan was one of them. Ethan started the week making his name badge special by decorating it with beads and buttons and exploring camp with old and new friends.
On Tuesday, he took a spin in the lazy river and soaked his counselor at the splash pad in the water park, his favorite program area. There was so much for him to do during his third year at camp.
“The best is yet to come,” Ethan said.
Later Tuesday night, he cheered on a NASCAR pit crew and even used air guns to change tires at NASCARnival, camp carnival. The rest of the week was just as eventful. From the archery range, to the fishing docks, to the theater stage where he performed with all of his cabin-mates, Ethan created camp memories this summer that he will never forget.
At Victory Junction kids find acceptance. They meet other campers who have similar illnesses and share similar challenges. The fear and hurt of teasing disappears and their self-confidence emerges along with a greater sense of independence.
This summer, the Victory Junction camp theme is Be Your Campself, which encourages their campers to take their Victory Junction experiences back home and continue being their best self. Ethan’s excitement for camp and his positive attitude truly demonstrates what it means to Be Your Campself.
My readers know that NASCAR Race Mom is a huge fan of the Kyle Petty Charity Ride which benefits the Victory Junction Campers. There is still time to purchase your #KPCharityRide Merchandise.
About Victory Junction
Victory Junction is a year-round camping environment for children, ages six to 16, with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. Co-founded by Kyle Petty and his family in honor of their son Adam, the camp is located in Randleman, North Carolina. Victory Junction exists to provide life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, in a safe and medically-sound environment, always free of charge.
As a not-for-profit organization, the camp operates solely through the support of generous individuals, foundations, organizations and corporations to provide this experience at no charge to children and their families. Since the camp’s inception, more than 23,300 children and families have received not only a circle of support but experiences thought to only be possible by healthy children.
Victory Junction is a member of the SeriousFun Children’s Network of Camps founded by Paul Newman, and is accredited by the rigorous guidelines of the American Camping Association. To learn more, please visit www.victoryjunction.org.