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Your support of the Lake Geneva Fresh Air Association and Holiday Home Camp helps us change lives.
These investments have an immediate impact on our ability to change lives through the gifts of fresh air, respite, security, safety, hope, belongingness, confidence, respect and the belief in his or her ability to succeed.
Thank you for responding to our call to action with a gift to Holiday Home Camp.
Located on the shores of Geneva Lake, Holiday Home Camp offers a fun and supportive environment in which many of our campers and teens experience true safety and the natural world for the first time. Thus, our purpose is to provide underprivileged children and teens with a respite from often unhealthy, difficult and unsafe home circumstances. We offer these children an alternative and positive lifestyle to which they can aspire – one of respect, responsibility and positive relationships.
Our organization delivers a healthy, safe, positive, educational, and recreational camp experience to children who otherwise would not be able to afford it. Holiday Home Camp leverages typical “camp activities” into learning opportunities. Campfires, group games, aquatics, nature hikes, and crafts are infused with outcome-based exercises and challenges designed to develop life skills: responsibility, accountability, trust, communication, teamwork, conflict resolution, problem solving and goal setting. As campers return for multiple seasons, they have the opportunity to build on these life skills and increase their sense of self-esteem, self-confidence and self-reliance. Many choose to apply for the ELITE Teen program – a leadership camp program that meets monthly, throughout the whole year. Holiday Home Camp does not turn away campers for the inability to pay. Our trained staff work closely with parents to make sure camp is affordable for everyone!
Many of our campers and teens live in neighborhoods where access to the natural world and green spaces to play is limited, non-existent, or it is not encouraged by their families. The majority of these children live in single-parent homes, are in foster care or live in group homes. Holiday Home Camp breaks the pattern of these children’s daily lives and provides them a safe, nurturing respite from their difficult home situations.