Letters From Camp – Brooke
From Brooke’s parents:
“I just wanted to take a minute to send my sincerest thanks to you! For some kiddos, summer camp is a given. For Brooke, it can be a time of stress, anxiety, and insecurity. Not so with National Inclusion Project’s Let’s ALL Play. The counselors all embraced and accepted Brooke in a way that lifts her up, boosts her self confidence, and makes her feel like just one of the kids. We cannot tell you how much this means to us and to her. Your support to create the attitude of inclusion at camp is refreshing, uplifting and inspiring.
This year, Brooke was especially excited about the performance at the end of the session. She has never participated in a dance performance before and can actually become quite anxious about new situations. Seeing her dance on stage with her friends for the first time was amazing – she was so proud, filled with confidence and pure joy and so were we. Really, you couldn’t even tell which child out on stage had a disability. That is true inclusion – a dream for a kiddo like Brooke. On top of that, Brooke got to paddle her own Duckie for the first time, hike, explore, and create with new friends. So many new activities, so much self confidence built for a little girl who really needs that boost. So thanks for making a little girl’s dream come true this summer!”
*Names and photos have been changed in these stories for the privacy of our campers.