Hope Loves Company's IN Camp: Next week, Tuesday, June 21 - Thursday, June 23

Nonprofit supports children and young adults who have family members affected by ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) with free camp

June 16, 2022 The media is invited to a free camp for children and young adults who have or have had family members battling ALS. It is happening next week, Tuesday, June 21 through Thursday, June 23 at Flat Rock River YMCA Camp in St. Paul, Indiana. Activities each day will happen between 1:45 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. 

Camp Hope Loves Company (HLC) offers so many fun experiences - including swimming, boating, fishing, yoga,  music, games, s’mores, and even a duct tape fashion show. 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 to 30 children, who have or had a parent with ALS, an incurable disease. 

Hope Loves Company (HLC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit 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 close to 40 Camp HLCs across the nation since 2012. 

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: the LiveLikeLou Foundation, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, the ALS Association, and the SunshineFoundation.

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 30 children affected by ALS

What: Free camp, which includes swimming, boating, fishing, yoga, music, games, s’mores, and a duct tape fashion show

Where and When: Flat Rock River YMCA Camp in St. Paul, Indiana, June 21-23, 2022


Michella Larch                                                                           



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