The impact this residential summer camp program has made over the past 20 years is best expressed by one of camp's long-time campers turned counelor.
My name is Lauren Stuck and this year will be my twelfth year at Camp EAGR. I started as an 8 year-old camper. Camp has been a fantastic experience for me. I cannot think of any adjectives to describe the unbelievably extraordinary feeling I get when I roll up that long dirt road.
When I had my first seizure at camp, no one stared or freaked out. I was really surprised because I was just used to getting unwanted attention and being forced to sit out of whatever activity I was
As a counselor, my experience was only enhanced. I love watching my first-year campers make it to the top of the rock wall or horseback ride for the first time. Most children with epilepsy cannot do any of these activities. It is one thing to participate, but to watch your eight campers go from being insecure and nervous to confident and fearless is something that I cannot put into words.
Many of my favorite memories lie within that 1000 acres of camp. A lot of my closest friends are fellow counselors and have known me over half of my life. Camp EAGR is my favorite place to be. When May comes around, I skip over the count down till the end of the school year and instantly start counting down until camp. Honestly that drive down the long dirt road at 8 years old was the best thing that ever happened to me.
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Learn how Camp EAGR got started back in 1992 from camp's founder, Joan Powell.