Evelyn Can’t Wait to Go Back to Camp this Summer!

Wayfinder’s Camp Bloomfield transforms the lives of children and teens with vision loss. Camp builds friendship, confidence and independence. That’s what Camp Bloomfield did for Evelyn last year.

Evelyn lost her sight when she was a year-and-a-half old due to cancer in both eyes. Maggie, Evelyn’s mother, admits to being protective of Evelyn that after that experience.

Last year, 14-year-old Evelyn arrived at Camp Bloomfield not knowing anyone. She wasn’t sure how to connect with the other teens. “Wayfinder helped because everyone is very open, very welcoming,” Evelyn says. “I made a lot of friends my first day at Camp Bloomfield.”

At Camp Bloomfield, Evelyn learned how to connect better with people. She made friends and gained confidence. At home, Evelyn is now more independent. Evelyn’s wonderful experience at camp eased Maggie’s concerns. “I love that program!” Maggie says.

As you know, the physical location of Camp Bloomfield burned in November 2018. But the spirit of Camp Bloomfield is strong! Camp will go on this summer at another campground, Point Fermin Outdoor Education Center in San Pedro, California.

But we need your help. Camp Bloomfield is funded 100% from private sources—friends like you! Please consider a gift to Camp Bloomfield today! Make a gift online today. •

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Evelyn smiles at entrance of camp

May 22, 2019