Beaver and Wildflower Partner to Give the Joy of Camp to Grieving Kids

2007 was a memorable year: the first iPhone hit the market, The Departed won the Oscar for Best Picture and the final Harry Potter book, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” was published. 2007 was also the first year Beaver Summer Programs welcomed a Wildflower child to summer camp.

And so began what has become a long and wonderful relationship between Beaver Summer Camp and Wildflower, a local nonprofit that gives the gift of summer camp to kids who have lost a parent. After that first year, one or more Wildflower campers have been at Beaver each year for 12 consecutive years (and counting).

Partnering with Wildflower has been one small way that we, at Beaver, are able to support children who would not otherwise be able to experience the wonder of summer camp. As I have said to many, “I believe there is no better place than summer camp when it comes to positively impacting the growth of children.”

Please consider learning a bit more about the good work Wildflower does for the children they serve. Wildflower’s website is www.wildflowerforkids.org  If their mission — helping children, and their families, who have experienced the loss of a parent – resonates with you, I recommend considering supporting Wildflower. For example, you may be interested in:

  • Making a donation to support their families
  • Joining their annual bike ride fundraising event, Rodman Ride for Kids, as a rider or as an individual or corporate sponsor.
  • Creating a Bar/Bat Mitzvah project with Wildflower as a beneficiary
  • Participating in Wildflower’s Sponsor a Camper program where you are matched with a specific camper, enabling you to have a direct impact on the life of a Wildflower camper.
  • Funding a named camp scholarship in honor or memory of a loved one.

Find more information about donating and volunteer opportunities at http://www.wildflowerforkids.org/ways-to-give/ and http://www.wildflowerforkids.org/volunteer/

To start a conversation with our partners at Wildflower, contact founder Cyndi Jones at cjones@wildflowerforkids.org or 781 861-1413.