Dr. Mary Rice, President, and Rob McDonald, Executive/Camp Director posted this last week on Facebook:
Wow, our first summer camp for children with heart conditions. It takes a lot of effort to start a summer camp, from the board of directors, to our donors, our heart children, their families, and those individuals who took the time off to volunteer at camp.
We would like to give our thanks and gratitude to those camp volunteers who made it happen for these children:
Peggy, our camp programs director, and her team, Sheena, Lynn and Tammy. Sheena and Carmen for their morning activities. Lynn for our fun music evening and supporting Peggy.
A big “THANK YOU” to our camp counselors, Anika, Seng, Jen, Sara, Alli, David, Rich, Andy, and Max. They worked tirelessly in creating a welcoming atmosphere for our heart children.
Another big “THANK YOU” to our medical staff, our Randall Children’s Hospital nurses, Natalie (Rob's Angel), Stephanie, Ashlee, Selena, Katie, Matt and Sheila. Our Doernbecher Children’s Hospital nurses, Julie, Sara and Jean. To our physician, nurse practitioner, and physician assistant, Erin, Julie and Ali. To our physician guest speakers, Andy, Ashok and Mark.
A special thanks to Melody, our lifeguard, and Laurie, our archery instructor who created a fun activity during the afternoons at camp. Also to Eric for helping with activities.
To Rich for the creation of our nature walks, nature challenge and soccer skills with the additional support of Emily and Jane.
To Tim, our support person and photographer, who created masses and masses of photos and videos for us.
To Karen, Camp Howard Facilities Director, for teaching the kids to fish and to the Camp Howard Kitchen staff for creating some awesome meals and snacks.
To Project Linus Portland/Vancouver, Brooks Sports, Inc., Piccolo Mondo, and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Child Life for the gifts to help our kids feel special.
THANK YOU TO ALL AND WE HOPE TO HAVE YOUR SUPPORT FOR NEXT SUMMER’S CAMP.
Mary & Rob