At-Risk Youth Build Resiliencey in the Wilderness

by Camp Amnicon
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Summary

Many youth feel scared, broken or insignificant. Camp Amnicon helps marginalized youth to see the strength they possess within and the positive power they have in community with each other.
$40,000
total goal
$27,387
remaining
122
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

Camp Amnicon works with youth from difficult neighborhoods and broken homes, struggling with drugs & alcohol, suicide, and abusive relationships. Many never experience support or a loving environment. Amnicon partners with churches, schools, foster-care organizations, and community groups to reach kids who desperately need an experience of hope and of their own worth.

Solution

Amnicon gives hurting kids an experience of kindness, love and support. The camp uses wilderness trips to challenge youth to overcome both emotional and physical obstacles and to teach them that they are capable, loveable, and worthwhile. At-risk trips are fully funded by donors. Money raised on Global Giving directly sponsors a youth's wilderness trip by buying food and supplies or paying for the professional and caring guides.

Long-Term Impact

Here's what one camper had to say: "Amnicon changes lives. It certainly changed mine. Before coming to Amnicon I was not a very outward person. I didn't know what my strengths and weaknesses were and I didn't feel like I had an identity. Amnicon provided a constant positive influence in my life which shaped the person that I am today. No matter what struggles and failures I encounter in my outside life, I know that I have open arms waiting for me here." - Skyler

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.amnicon.org/​
Camp Amnicon Documentary

Organization Information

Camp Amnicon

Location: South Range, WI - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.amnicon.org/​
Project Leader:
Leah Damon
Development Coordinator
South Range, WI United States

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