Nonprofit supports children and young adults who have family members affected by ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) with free camp
November 10, 2022 – The media is invited to a free camp for children and young adults who have or had family members battling ALS. It is happening next weekend, Friday, November 18 through Sunday, November 20 at YMCA Camp Campbell: 16275 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA.
Camper check-in will begin at 4:45 p.m. on Friday. Activities will last until 9:45 p.m. that day. Camp HLC programming will begin again on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. and last until 9:30 p.m. Sunday’s activities are from 8:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Camp Hope Loves Company (HLC) offers so many fun experiences - including swimming, climbing, a ropes course, archery, hiking, yoga, journaling, group therapy sessions, music, games, and s’mores. Even more important, children attending will all have something in common and can build new friendships and feel less alone in their challenges.
The camp program is free for all 45 children who have or had a parent with ALS, an incurable disease. Their families are invited to attend for free as well.
Hope Loves Company (HLC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit celebrating its 10 year anniversary. HLC is dedicated to supporting children and young adults who have family members living with ALS. It is the only nonprofit with this specific mission. HLC founder Jodi O’Donnell-Ames, HLC president Gary Bachrach, and their team have hosted about 40 Camp HLCs across the nation.
O’Donnell-Ames has three children – now all young adults – who have lost a parent to ALS before turning 12, so she knew from personal experience how ALS affects a family, especially children. Thank you to our camp sponsors: LiveLikeLou, Phi Delta Theta, Cytokinetics, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, the ALS Association, the ALS Association Golden West Chapter, the Sunshine Foundation, and the L.L. Foundation for Youth.
To learn more about Hope Loves Company’s other free programs for families affected by ALS, visit www.hopelovescompany.org, call 609-730-1144, or find us on social media. Facebook and Instagram: @hopelovescompany, Twitter: @hopelovesco.
Who: Nonprofit Hope Loves Company to host 45 children affected by ALS and their families
What: Free camp
Where: YMCA Camp Campbell: 16275 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA
When: November 18-20, 2022