Home Away From Home

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In the summer of 2010, True Friends welcomed eight-year-old Amanda as a first-time camper. Jenny, Amanda’s mom, explained how nervous she was driving down the road to Camp Eden Wood to drop Amanda off for her first stay.   

“The first time we dropped her off, and were leaving, I had to hold back my tears because I had never left her before,” Jenny explained remembering the experience. After her daughter came home, Jenny realized that True Friends would be, and continues to be to this day, a home away from home for Amanda. “She loved everything about it. She leaves Camp happy and tired,” Jenny said.  

Some of Amanda’s favorite camp activities are canoeing, sitting around the campfire, and relaxing in the hammocks. Jenny shared that Amanda loves nature and animals, so Camp is the perfect setting for her to be herself and explore her passions.  

When we asked Jenny what she would share with other caregivers who were considering sending their loved ones to True Friends for the first time she said, “you can bring your loved one here knowing that they will be treated with the utmost trust and care. True Friends is amazing, and we trust them wholeheartedly.”  

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