This year marked our first-ever week of camp, which many of our friends and family know was structured after a similar camp in San Diego, California - Camp Reach For The Sky (CR4TS) - run by The Seany Foundation. Several of our founding volunteers are long-time CR4TS volunteers, who identified the need to bring a camp like this to Massachusetts in 2014. A defining factor of CR4TS is its ability to bring campers together in a safe, supportive environment, where everyone is accepted for who they are and bullying is never an option. This is absolutely essential to provide the inclusive and transformative experience that Camp Casco is meant to be. To this end, it was important to us to include in our first session two campers who were familiar with the CR4TS culture, to help us set the perfect tone for the week.
Coral Avery "graduated" from CR4TS earlier this summer after 14 years as a camper, before joining us in Massachusetts to attend Camp Casco. Below, she explains why camp is so important to her, and describes her experience with us:
A huge thanks to Coral for being a part of our inaugural week and for sharing her love of camp with us - we can't wait to see what an incredible camp counselor she will be in the future!