SUMMER 2013: An Amazing Week at Loon Lake
Once again, the Looking Glass Camp at Loon Lake Forestry Camp in beautiful Maple Ridge, BC was a wonderful experience providing a week of adventure, fun, and many memorable experiences for all.
We are so grateful to the ongoing support of The CKNW Orphan's Fund and our many generous donors who offer their support to ensure that the Looking Glass Summer Camp continues to be a safe, fun place for young women struggling with eating disorders. We believe that whenever a young person has the opportunity to challenge their belief systems through therapeutic adventures, growth and healing can being to happen. It is clear from many of our campers' big smiles and candid feedback that our summer camps are a very special place for these young women to experience companionship with others and to explore leisure, activity, fun-filled adventure, nutrition, and to live life beyond an eating disorder.
"I was able to let go, open up and feel for once that I did not have this heavy secret to hide. At camp you are pushed outside your comfort zone, or at least I was, at night time charades, meal time chants and morning time dance party sessions. The biggest impact was having inspirational support staff who shared their stories and were open to all of our questions. I felt so much hope leaving camp because throughout that week, people had taken the time to help me see that recovery was possible and that the process did not always have to be hard – they showed me that it was okay to open up and have some fun."
Camper from Summer 2004 and Peer Support Volunteer Summer 2013
Thank you for making this extraordinary week possible for Sarah and for hundreds of young women like her!
“ What a roller coaster week! Thank you so much for the opportunity to come to and do and learn so much. I was able to challenge myself and discover more about me. I really appreciate all the support everyone gave me.”
- Camper from Summer 2012
We are also very grateful to Scotiabank for their incredibly generous contribution to our Summer Camp Program!