Footpath Camp 2019 was full of adventure, new experiences, joy, and growth. Three sessions, two ACA accredited camps, dozens of volunteers and over 100 incredible kids made this a summer to remember. These kids from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Lorain made memories to hold onto when times are tough. And no doubt they will face tough times.
The confidence they gained through nature hikes, making new friends, sleeping away from parents, trying new sports, learning to swim, and cultivating mentors will help to carry them through life and help them to make their own path. Here are just a few of our favorite camper quotes from 2019:
“I learned at camp not to spend my whole life on a screen because you can miss what’s right in front of you.”
“Camp taught me to help others.”
“I learned at camp that daddy long legs are harmless and do not have teeth!”
Thank you to Camp Joy and Camp Whitewood for helping to give these Footpath Kids a week to remember. And thank you to all of our donors, volunteers, partners, board members and staff for making this happen! The kids cannot wait for next summer! #makeyourpath