Our individuals love going to summer camp every year. It is by far, the highlight to their year and all they talk about through fall, winter, and spring. They get to participate in fun activities, make new friends, and build their self-confidence. What makes camp such an amazing experience is that effort is celebrated. Camp counselors know that it may be the first time people have tried a task and really encourage those they see trying their hardest no matter their skill level. The environment creates an atmosphere of broad horizons with fun new tasks and challenges each day.
Three big tenants of self-esteem are belonging, learning and contributing. This is a big aspect of our group homes, where we help our individuals live in community with one another. This means showing them how to do household chores, working together to complete tasks and setting expectations based on their individual capabilities. Camp really drives these types of ideals home and in a really fun way! Through team games, shared sleeping and dining areas, and wonderful conversations with each other as well as their camp counselors they become more well-rounded individuals.
Every year, Cabaniss Consultants tries to send as many individuals to camp as possible. This year, we would like to send 15 of our individuals to camp, but this will cost a lot of money to make happen. But because we believe that the cause is very important for our individuals, we want to make it happen. To send these individuals to camp for two weeks, it will cost a total of $30,000. The cost per individual is roughly $2,000 because of the $200 application fee and $800 per week of camp.
You can play a huge part in our individuals’ lives by helping them go to summer camp, the highlight of their year. This is only possible because of your generosity! You can help give our individuals some of the best memories of their life by donating to our non-profit Cabaniss Caring.