What an incredible year it was! 623 campers coming to nine weeks of camp including 150 who attended the phenomenal 90th Anniversary Reunion in July culminating in a large “90” formation made up of attendees and photographed from the roof of the lodge. This was followed by the unveiling of the new patio just west of Odell where folks had opportunity to see their engraved bricks commemorating individuals, events, and various ways in which the camp has impacted their lives.Thank you for your general giving, your participation, your moral support, and your unswerving commitment to all the good that Camp Westminster accomplishes in the lives of so many children, youth, and adults. Below is a note of gratitude written by a camper this past summer to a generous donor just like you.
I want to take the time to thank you for your donation to this wonderful camp. I am 17 years old and have been coming to Camp Westminster for seven years now. I want to thank you for donating your time and money to keeping this camp running. I don’t know where I would be or more importantly who I would be without this camp. Camp Westminster has shaped me as a person and has provided me with a loving, caring group of people I am proud to call my family.I am on the Leadership Track now, and I am training to become a counselor. My best friend and I have been coming to camp since the summer of 2009 and are planning on working here together as counselors. I have met many people who have turned into some of my best friends. The group of people on the Leadership Track with me are the most loving, caring, open-minded, and understanding people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. They have listened to me when I needed someone to listen and have been there to help me in times of need. They have shaped me into the strong, independent leader I am.Without you I would not have met my second family. So thank you for everything you have done. I am currently a senior in high school. I am planning on going to University of Toledo to attend medical school. I want to become a doctor for people with special needs and travel the world helping people who do not have proper medical care. Looking at these dreams of mine I am so thankful for having the chance to come to camp because without coming to camp I would be the person I am today. So thank you for making this opportunity possible.
Wishing you a blessed holiday season, Suzanne Getz Bates, Executive Director
P.S. Please consider how you can support Camp Westminster for the 2016 Annual Fund Drive. We covet your gifts and participation and would love for you to visit the camp next summer in order to see the good your giving is accomplishing. Please click here in order to make your gift. Many thanks for your wonderful generosity!