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Terrific Tidewater 2019

Tidewater 2019 was Terrific From the record-setting crowd to the warm, windy fun, this year’s Tidewater Family Weekend was memorable in every way. We stayed at the Southeast 4-H Conference Center in Wakefield, VA, with beautiful lakeside views as far as the eye could see. Families checked in on Friday night and soon enjoyed get-acquainted activities courtesy of State 4-H Director Jeremy Johnson, who led introductory games using webbing from the challenge course. Soon afterward, our weary travelers nodded off to the sound of the spring peepers surrounding Airfield Pond. Saturday morning started bright and early with a breakfast [...]

By |April 11th, 2019|Categories: Family Weekends, Uncategorized|0 Comments

BRASS Weekend 2019 – How Great Thou Art!

BRASS Weekend 2019, held March 8-10 at the Outdoor Learning Center at Horizons – Valley Pike in Harrisonburg, included an afternoon painting project that elicited some amazing artwork (scroll down for photos). Siblings had the chance to express themselves and enjoy the spotlight for a change, something that doesn’t always happen in their experience. BRASS Weekend, which hosted 110 people, also featured traditional camp activities like sports (lots of them), crafts and woodworking, and games. We also included a karaoke contest, a dance, and other music-themed fun in anticipation of BRASS Camp in late July (see below). This year’s edition [...]

By |March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Family Weekends, Latest, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Very Special Love Story

Sarah Rostock Who doesn’t love a good love story? From The Notebook to Romeo and Juliet everyone has their favorite! This may sound the cheesiest of cheesy, but my favorite love story is mine! Me and my husband’s love story began with Special Love’s camps for children with cancer. Let’s go back to August of 2004, I was in the thick of maintenance chemotherapy for leukemia and stepping on to a charter bus to go to camp for a week. Not just any camp, I was on my way to Camp Fantastic, a week-long camp for kids with cancer! I [...]

Ski Family Weekend 2019

January 18-22, 2019 Canaan Valley Resort Davis, WV Ski Family Weekend was amazing, even with temps varying by 40 degrees during the 4-day Martin Luther King weekend. It was an amazing getaway for families with a child under 18 who’s on treatment or within 3 years of treatment, as well as bereaved families. It was a non-typical camp at the beautiful Canaan Valley Resort in Davis, WV, where skied, snowboarded, tubed, and ice-skated. A few folks even found time to snowshoe around the trails of the resort. So far, 2019 has been a year for changes here at Special Love, [...]

By |February 6th, 2019|Categories: Family Weekends, Latest, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fantastic Winter Weekend

January 4-6, 2019           HOW HOW! That’s the best praise we offer at camp and that’s what all had to say about Fantastic Winter Weekend 2019. The weekend is dedicated to current and past cancer patients between the ages of 13-25 and includes a day of adventure at Bryce Resort in Basye, VA with skiing, snowboarding, tubing and hanging out at the lodge for crafts and games. Despite a little rain (and not much snow), we made the most of the conditions and had a great time. This year’s event welcomed 15 teens and 24 young adults, one [...]

By |January 11th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Camp Created Beautiful Memories

Camp Created Beautiful Memories for the Florin Family The Florin family made camp a priority and created beautiful memories together. Just one month shy of his first birthday, Peter was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer that affects only 4 in every 1,000,000 children. Despite almost constant treatment, his parents recognized the importance of setting aside time to have fun together as a family. Two months after he was first diagnosed, Peter’s father and four older siblings attended Tidewater Family Weekend while he remained at the hospital with his mother for treatment. After three days of [...]

By |January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments
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