Heroes of the Week: Camp Hometown Heroes Volunteers
The camp offers opportunities for friendship, fun, acceptance and personal growth in a welcoming and understanding environment. Partnering with Camp Hometown Heroes is Kyleâ€™s Korner, a nonprofit that provides pediatric grief specialists who offer the youth art and music therapy projects to help them grow and heal. Campers also enjoy activities together like capture the flag, swimming, archery, choir, fishing, horseback riding, rock climbing and much more, all the while being supported by their fellow campmates, camp counselors and Kyleâ€™s Korner experts.
â€śWe need to remember these kids,â€ť says Deb Paschke, executive director of Hometown Heroes and co-camp director of Camp Hometown Heroes. â€śThe camp experience for these children is a very powerful thing and we give them a chance to share how they feel in their own time. We help them honor the memories of their loved ones and change their lives for the better. And if it wasnâ€™t for our volunteers, we could not do it because they are the spirit behind the camp and they know what it does for the kids.â€ť
Hometown Heroes is currently running an Indiegogo fundraising campaign so they
can serve more children. Volunteers are also needed year-round to help with
fundraising and Hometown Heroesâ€™ Grand Slam Charity Jam event. To donate, learn
more about volunteer opportunities and gain additional information about the
camp, visit www.hometownheroes.org.
To learn more about registering your child for the camp, contact Paschke at
262-377-6500 ext. 843 or email Paschke@hometownheroes.org.