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As part of its annual Community Open House held on Sunday, Sept. 8, Camp Victory also held a ribbon cutting for its newly expanded and refurbished Welcome Center. The Welcome Center was expanded earlier this year as additional offices and a small camp store were added. The new addition includes space for two administrative offices and a store that sells Camp Victory t-shirts, pins, and other souvenirs. Other parts of the building were also refurbished and refreshed.
Camp Victory saw a record turnout of more than 400 people come out to the event to take part on rock wall climbing, zip lining, paddle boating and several other activities throughout the campground. Check out Camp Victory’s Facebook page for photos from the event.
“From April to October, we are so happy to host thousands of special campers – kids with cancer, autism, diabetes, heart disease, spina bifida and more, all have their own week to come to summer camp and just enjoy being kids,” explained Kate Pacacha, Camp Victory’s resource development associate. “Everything here is accessible to all abilities.
“We are very fortunate to have an army volunteers and many generous donors, both individuals and companies, so we started having an annual open house to thank our neighbors for their support. We’re a very small, efficient staff – just two full-time year-round people, and four part-time year-round people. But we needed a little more room to grow. We work hard to keep costs to our campers at a bare minimum yet give them an incredible experience at a facility unlike any other in the state.”
WBRE-TV also came to the event and put together this news story.