See the story of our camp unfold in the videos we've created over the years.
In June of 2009, a very special group of camps for kids with muscular dystrophy was cancelled. So we got on the phone to see if there was still interest among the campers' families to send their children to camp. The result was something we could've never predicted...
Voicemails: CPW 2009
With 30 campers wanting to attend, we set out to recruit the volunteers, raise the money, and plan the activities necessary for this weeklong camp. But with just six weeks until the end of the summer, time was of the essence.
6 Weeks: CPW 2009
In a feat that surprised even Camp Promise's biggest supporters, we had an amazing week of camp, thanks to an outpouring of support from across the country.
Thanks: 2009 Thank You Video
And that would've been the end to an incredible story. But we soon discovered that while Camp Promise was originally intended as a second-chance camp for one summer, it had become a second chance at attending camp altogether for campers 18 and over, for whom there is no other camp exclusively for people with neuromuscular disorders. So we rolled our sleeves up and got to work.
Calendar: CPW 2010
And before we knew it, it was time to start thinking about 2011.
Save The Date: CPW 2011
2011 marked the inaugural year of Camp Promise-East in Hebron, Connecticut, and Camp Promise-West made a friend in high places. And after eight months of discussions, maneuvering insurance and logistics, we shared a surprise with the Camp Promise-West campers and donors.
And sure enough, all 35 campers and volunteer counselors of Camp Promise-West took to the skies in a wheelchair accessible hot air balloon.
Camp Promise Reaches for the Stars
And we weren't the only ones who took notice.
Q13 Covers CPW
What does the future hold for Camp Promise? We're just as curious as you are...