Elliott describes healing power of KOA Care Camps

The guest this week is Wade Elliott, who is the president of Utility Supply Group in Kingston, Wash. Most days, he heads a company devoted to bringing electrical power to campsites and manufactured homes.

However, he is also heavily involved in the KOA Care Camps program. He is the chairman of the board of directors overseeing the mission and helping to raise money to send kids to camp.

KOA franchisees and their guests have donated a considerable amount of money to support the Care Camps over the years — $14 million.  By building awareness of the program, Wade and his crew help recruit more than 25,000 volunteers to help serve the 41,000 children who get to experience camp each year.

He comes on the show to explain what Care Camps is all about, and describe the impact it has not only on campers, but the people who serve them. He explains how all of us can participate in the program to bring magical healing experiences to kids battling cancer.

Many people can recall the joy, adventure and fond memories of their experiences at summer camp. For kids who are cooped up in a hospital room for weeks at a time and separated from their friends, parents and siblings, summer camp can be an incredibly uplifting time.

The fact that kids battling cancer can experience the fun of camp with their siblings is really important, too, in enforcing that strong bond. There is an incredible healing property in just being able to get outdoors, too.

For more information about the KOA Care Camps program and ways to offer financial support to this important charitable effort, visit www.koacarecamps.org.

People who are looking to unload a car, boat or RV, may consider donating it to this group, a designated 401 (C) (3) charity.

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at editor@rvdailyreport.com.

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