Camp Kids Are Kids Chicago

  • Contest: 2021 Northwestern Excellence in Camp Programming -Video Submission
  • Name of Entry: CKAKC Summer 2021 Recap Video
  • Contact Name: Rich Brundige
  • Contact Phone: 3129125308
  • Email: richb@campkidsarekids.org
  • What Should the Voters Know?: This was our second summer doing camp virtually and our third virtual program of the year. With new and returning families to camp, it was an experience that we feel is as close as we could get to being in-person as our camp happens in a hotel in the city of Chicago, so we felt that COVID protocols weren't in place yet to allow for us to return safely to in-person this summer. The end of the video is a quote from a new family that shows we were able to bring the camp feels again to Zoom, so go ahead and hit the pause button or read it here:

    "The way that all of you know the kids' names and remember things about them has made the week SO personal. And even though Chase says, 'Rich had another dad joke,' he LOVES them. He retells the jokes to anyone who will listen! He has talked about all of you NON stop with us when he isn't signed on. Brooklynne has loved all of the new things she has learned about and the ability to chat about so many things. All of the activities have been so well thought out and planned....and all the fun camp swag.

    You really made our kids feel so very special and not alone on this yucky journey. I have said so many times throughout treatment that it is people like YOU that have walked along side us that have been the true blessings in our lives at this time.

    I am SO thankful for all of you and I am SO glad this opportunity was brought to our attention. I know this weekend will be a tough one without all of you. You have really warmed this mom's heart."
  • URL: http://www.campkidsarekids.org