Camp Rise Above

  • Contest: 2021 Northwestern Excellence in Camp Programming -Video Submission
  • Name of Entry: Camp Rise Above - 2021 Year of Magic
  • Contact Name: Erin Ulmer
  • Contact Phone: 843-364-8076
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  • What Should the Voters Know?: Since 2013, Camp Rise Above has offered day camps for children with cancer, blood disorders, developmental delays, and many other disabilities and diagnoses. These day camps were adapted to meet the needs of each camper while helping campers grow in confidence and independence.

    In 2021, for the very first time, we realized our dream of offering weeklong, overnight camp sessions at a fully-accessible camp facility, complete with a state-of-the-art medical center. And what a dream it was! More than 80 campers experienced being away from home, many for the first time. Friends were made, s'mores were eaten, and dreams were realized.
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